MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle accident that left one person dead Tuesday night.
Jennifer Renee Trevino, 35, a resident of Mercedes, died at the scene, succumbing to injuries she sustained when the Dodge she was driving struck another vehicle and crashed into a canal, according to Sgt. Maria Montalvo, public information officer for the Texas DPS.
The crash happened on FM 1425, north of Mile 8 Road in Mercedes, Montalvo said.
A preliminary investigation revealed a red Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling northbound on FM 1425 and struck a black Ford Fusion from behind, DPS said Wednesday morning.
Trevino, the driver of the Dodge, failed to control speed, DPS stated.
As a result of the crash, the Ford rolled over and the Dodge veered into a canal, authorities said.
DPS continues to investigate this fatal crash.