DPS: Pedestrian killed by hit and run driver

by Benjamin Treviño | July 6th, 2023 | Blog

EDINBURG — Identification is pending on a man who was killed by a hit-and-run (and possibly drunken) driver.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the victim was struck by a vehicle at approximately 4:26 a.m. July 2 on FM 907 (Alamo Road) and Wisconsin Road, east of Edinburg.

According to the DPS news release, the driver failed to stop and render aid to the victim who died from his injuries at the scene. The DPS report states that troopers later found the suspected driver at the intersection of Canton Road and FM 907 sitting in a silver GMC Sierra. The vehicle showed front left damage and blood stains, according to the report.

“The initial investigation determined that the suspect vehicle was the GMC Sierra that struck the pedestrian,” DPS said.  “The driver of the GMC showed signs of intoxication and performed a series of standardized field sobriety tests.”

The driver is identified as 40-year-old Pharr resident, Juan Antonio Perez. He has been arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter and was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail.

The identity of the victim had not been released as of this writing.


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