Parking lot accident claims elderly man's life in McAllen

An elderly man who got hit by a car in the parking lot of a busy McAllen supermarket passed away after spending the Easter holiday weekend in the hospital.

McAllen police confirmed that 79-year-old Israel Pacheco, Sr. died on Monday aftenroon.

Investigators confirmed the accident happened in the parking lot an HEB supermarket off North 10th Street and Trenton Avenue on Friday.

McAllen Police Lt. Joel Morales told Action 4 News that paramedics took Pacheco to a hospital after a car hit him while he was walking in the parking lot.

Family members declined to talk on camera but said Pacheco had gone inside the store to run a quick errand.

Lt. Morales said the driver who hit Pacheco stayed to render aid.

Investigators reported that Pacheco remained in the hospital but died from head injuries this afternoon.

Authorities are still investigating the case but no charges have been filed at this hour.

The case will more than likely be turned over to the Hidalgo County District Attorney TMs Office for review.