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Man charged in fatal McAllen accident

Rene Claudio // McAllen Police Department Photo

A McAllen man is facing criminal charges following a fatal accident on the city's northwest side.

McAllen police charged 30-year-old Rene Claudio with intoxication assault, accident involving injury or death and tampering with evidence.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the fatal accident happened off Highway 107 between Ware Road and North 29th Street early Sunday morning.

According to investigators, the accident involved a Ford and a Lexus and ended with one of the vehicles catching fire.

McAllen police said 33-year-old Roberto Cortez, Jr. was killed in the accident.

Claudio appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge on Monday where he was issued $400,000 in bonds.

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