Teen killed in fatal rollover accident in western Starr County
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:51:35 GMT —
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.