Sheriff’s Communications Officer Killed in Early Morning Car Crash

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A fatal accident early Sunday morning claiming the life of one Hidalgo County woman. New details 
including the identity of the driver killed in that horrific accident.

Edinburg Police Department confirming 29-year-old Sandra Coronado was the woman killed in the accident. Coronado worked with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.   

The accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. on Sunday off US 281 on Trenton and Alberta Road.

One of the drivers, a male, was arrested at the scene. It is believed he was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Police are not releasing his name but do say he will be facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. 

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office said they would not be speaking with the media during this difficult time but did refer us to a statement on their Facebook page. 

Dearest friends and family, 

It is with a broken heart that I bring this terrible news. This morning, Sandra Coronado passed on to be with our Lord. Our sister served with us proudly as a Communication Officer at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office with honor and distinction. Her voice and strength guided our Deputies on their calls in our County, and her memory and spirit will continue on this great mission from her new heavenly home. 

Grant her family strength Lord during this time of grief. We ask for our communities continued prayers and support. 

Sheriff JE “Eddie” Guerra 

The driver who was arrested is expected to be formally arraigned on those charges today.

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