Teen killed in fatal rollover accident in western Starr County

Authorities are investigating a fatal rollover accident that killed a teenage passenger and left the driver fighting for his life.

It all happened on Highway 83 and FM 2098 just east of Falcon Dam at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the fatal accident.

Investigators told Action 4 News that a 2013 Ford Focus was headed north on Highway 83 when the driver lost control, rolled the vehicle, then hit a tree.

Paramedics rushed the driver to Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City where the driver was listed in serious condition.

State troopers said a 19-year-old male passenger from Roma was killed in the accident.

Authorities are not releasing the teen's name at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

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