HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the woman arrested in connection to a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a La Féria man.
The accident happened Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. on Business 83 west of Bass Boulevard.
A preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Honda tri-motorcycle driven by 83-year-old Loyal Clark Temple was traveling eastbound, on Business 83 when Temple swerved to the right side of the road.
Temple was pronounced dead at the scene
After further investigation, DPS got hold of surveillance video which showed a black Nissan Rogue contributed to the fatal crash. The Nissan, driven by Maria Rodriguez Muniz, 32, attempted to make a left turn onto Karr Avenue and drove into the inside lane of the eastbound lanes of travel.
The driver of the Honda took evasive action to avoid colliding with the Nissan and made a right turn into a parking lot before striking a tree. Muniz did not stop to render aid, resulting in the death of the Honda driver.
Muniz, of San Benito, was arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid in a collision causing death and criminal negligent homicide. She was transported to the Cameron County Jail.