EDCOUCH, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Agencies are reporting three people are dead after a Wednesday afternoon crash along Monte Christo Road north of Edcouch.
The accident involved a Peterbilt truck tractor-trailer traveling west-southwest on FM 1015, and a white Chevrolet Silverado, occupied by one female driver and three male passengers, traveling east-northeast on FM 1015.
Sgt. Maria Montalvo with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the driver of a white pickup truck failed to yield at a stop sign and was hit by the semi-trailer.
Three passengers of the Chevrolet succumbed to their injuries at the scene, according to Montalvo.
“The female driver sustained injuries, was transported to a local hospital, and is in stable condition,” Montalvo stated in an update at 8 p.m. Wednesday. “Elias Galaves, 26; Gerardo Ibarra, 42; and Axel Jimenez, 22; all residents of Progreso and passengers of the Chevrolet, succumbed to their injuries at the scene.”
The driver of the Peterbilt did not sustain injuries but was transported to a local hospital for company procedures, Montalvo added.
Authorities confirmed the crash occurred on the curb of Monte Cristo Road (FM 1925) and FM 1015, north of Edcouch.
Texas DPS responded to the crash.
A traffic alert was sent by the Texas Department of Transportation to advise that Monte Cristo Rd is closed between Mile 3 Rd W & FM 1015, due to a major crash.