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Police Continue Search for Weslaco Hit-and-Run Driver

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Police are continuing their search for the hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a young woman in Weslaco on Sunday night.

Details of the Fatal Weslaco Accident

According to KRGV, 23-year-old Erandi Ya-Jaira Alvizo was killed Sunday evening when she was struck by a vehicle on the 7200 block of Texas Boulevard around 11 pm.

Alvizo was alive when emergency crew responded to the scene but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to Knapp medical Center.

Police are now working to identify the motorist responsible for her death. Anyone with information concerning the accident is urged to call Weslaco Crime Stoppers at (956) 968-8477 or the Weslaco Police Department at (956) 968-8591.  

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,413 traffic related deaths in 2012 – about one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 485 deaths in 2013.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates that a reportable crash occurred every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.


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