HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The driver of a commercial tractor-trailer involved in a crash that left two dead Friday has been arrested, according to the Harlingen Police Department.
Juan Jose Bazaldua-Sanchez, 25, on Monday was identified by police as the driver of the semi-truck. Bazaldua-Sanchez was arrested on two counts of manslaughter and transported to the Harlingen city jail.
At about 2:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, the driver of a commercial trailer traveling eastbound at the 25000 block of FM 106 lost control of the vehicle causing it to jack-knife in the middle of the road, police said.
Three vehicles crashed into the semi as it was blocking the roadway. A black Chevy Tahoe, a maroon Jeep Wrangler and a black Dodge Ram were part of the series of crashes.
Angela Galicia, 28, and Jesus Trevino, 65, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Harlingen police.
A family member of Galicia organized a fundraiser on Saturday. According to the GoFundMe, all funds will be going towards the funeral arrangements.
Three others involved in the crash were transported to a local hospital with injuries sustained in the crash.
Bazaldua-Sanchez’s bond is set at $68,000.