Man dies in head-on collision in rural Hidalgo County

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Officials on scene at a crash in rural Hidalgo County (source: DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with the victim’s correct age. Authorities previously reported the victim was 55-years-old. He was 23.

UPDATE: DPS have identified the deceased man in the fatal crash in rural Hidalgo County.

According to officials, Ricardo Nicolas Muñoz , 23, of McAllen died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in rural Hidalgo County.

DPS originally stated that Silva’s maroon Dodge SUV collided with a grey Ford pickup truck. However, we have clarified DPS’s new statement that says the latter vehicle was a brown Ford pickup truck.

The condition of the residents in the Ford is still unknown at this time.


HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (KVEO) — One man died and two people were injured in an auto accident that happened in rural Hidalgo County on Thursday.

According to police, DPS troopers responded to a crash on FM 490 & Wallace Road in rural Hidalgo County northwest of Edinburg.

Law enforcement personnel found a maroon Dodge SUV and brown Ford pickup wrecked at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His information is being withheld at this time.

The driver and passenger of the Ford were transported to a local hospital for their injuries in the crash.

A preliminary investigation of the crash from officials revealed that the Dodge SUV veered onto the oncoming lane of traffic while travelling on FM 490 and collided into the Ford.

This crash is still under investigation and more details will be made public when they are available.

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