Woman charged for fatal McAllen hit-and-run accident

Karla Barrera // McAllen Police Department Photo

A woman is behind bars after being accused of being behind the wheel during a fatal hit-and-run accident in McAllen.

McAllen police arrested 23-year-old Karla Barrera on a second-degree felony accident involving injury or death charge on Tuesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Barrera is accused of killing 79-yaer-old Juana Gonzalez during a Saturday evening accident.

Police said was driving a car that hit and killed Gonzalez off 10th Street and Date Palm Avenue.

Barrera appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge on Tuesday where she was issued a $30,000 bond.