WESLACO, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal crash that occurred today at about 7:30 a.m. on F.M. 1420 north of County Road 800 in Willacy County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Red 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, occupied by one female driver and three children only, was traveling southbound on F.M. 1420 north of County Road 800.  Driver failed to negotiate the speed entering a curve and lost control of the Mercury.  The Mercury veered off the roadway then went airborne and struck a utility pole.

30-year-old Sandra Patricia Diaz of San Benito, driver of the Mercury, sustained major injuries and died at the scene.  All three children were transported to Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen. One Child is in critical conditions at this time. DPS Troopers are on scene further investigating this fatal crash.

Image courtesy: Texas DPS South Texas Region.