Weslaco teen checking mail killed after truck veers off road
Fri, 03 May 2013 20:37:48 GMT —
Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that took place just north of Weslaco.
A white truck crashed on FM 88 just north of Mile 12 shortly after 2:30 pm Friday reportedly dragging Maria Cecilia Lopez down the street.
Witnesses told Action 4 News the 17-year-old was checking her family's mailbox when the truck veered off the road and hit her.
The truck hit a utility pole and left Lopez's body down the street.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers and Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies are both at the scene.
State troopers reported that that the driver of the pickup and his passenger were both taken to the hospital.
Investigators believe that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident and ordered a blood sample to be taken at the hospital.
Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.