Police arrest driver involved in fatal car crash
by Benjamin Treviño | July 13th, 2022 | Auto Accident
LA JOYA – La Joya Police have arrested the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal car crash that resulted from a police pursuit.
23-year-old Alexis Pino Hernandez is facing two counts of murder, three counts of smuggling of persons causing serious bodily injury or death, and two counts of evading arrest, among other charges.
According to the probable cause affidavit, police tried to conduct a traffic stop June 29 on Farm-to-Market Road 2221, but Hernandez refused to pull over and a chase ensued. According to the document, the chase ended north of 8 Mile Line Road, when Hernandez lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled over.
At least three occupants of the vehicle were ejected, according to the report, including the two victims – Gabriel Salas Sifuentes, and Jose Ismael Campos Rodriguez.
Hidalgo County jail records indicate Hernandez remains jailed under a total of $2.75 million in bonds, as the case remains under investigation.
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