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      Woman charged for fleeing fatal pedestrian accident in McAllen

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      A woman has been charged with fleeing the scene of a weekend accident that left a man dead.

      McAllen police charged 36-year-old Claudia Patricia Martinez on an accident involving injury or death charge.

      Investigators said Martinez fled the scene of an accident in McAllen around 4 a.m. Saturday.

      Police said 23-year-old Juan Estrada was crossing the 1400 block of East Expressway 83 when Martinez TMs car hit him.

      Pedestrians are not allowed on the expressway but Martinez is accused of fleeing the scene of the fatal accident.

      The 36-year-old woman appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge where she was issued a $20,000 dollar bond.

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