Tag: MERCEDES

Identity Released of Driver in Fatal Mercedes Collision

MERCEDES (KFXV) — Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal collision early this morning in Mercedes. DPS is reporting that a driver lost control while traveling westbound on Mile 11 North near FM 491, and struck a palm tree. Authorities identified the driver — and single occupant of the vehicle — as 19-year-old, Mercedes resident, Juan Mercardo, who died at the scene. Troopers are still investigating the...

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Mercedes man gets 20 years for intoxication manslaughter

MERCEDES (KFXV) — A Mercedes man will spend 20 years behind bars on intoxication manslaughter charges. According to the Mercedes Police Department, today Jimmy Henry Cavazos received a 20-year sentence for the 2016 death of Elisha Englebert Elizondo in Harlingen. As Elizondo followed his wife home after work, Cavazos struck his car at the intersection of West Wan Buren and Third Street. Cavazos — intoxicated at the time — drove at a high rate of speed. Cavazos received charges of intoxication manslaughter, and a third or more incident of driving while intoxicated. Elizondo is survived by his wife, and...

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Alleged Thief Identified and Arrested

McAllen (KFXV) — McAllen Police have now identified and arrested a man wanted for a robbery. According to investigators, police arrested the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Leyshawn Villanueva of Mercedes — on Tuesday for two counts of aggravated robbery, and one for aggravated assault, with $600,000 in bond. The robbery happened early in the morning on the 2300 block of Lindberg Avenue....

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Arrest Made in Mercedes Blaze That Destroyed 13 Vehicles

MERCEDES (KFXV) — An arrest was made in connection to a fire that broke out in Mercedes destroying 13 vehicles and displacing several residents. A teenager was arrested over the weekend, but the residents affected by this fire have not been able to return home. The fire broke out Friday morning at the Mercedes Court Apartments parking garage located on the 500 block of South Ohio Avenue. It destroyed 13 vehicles and displaced more than 20 people. Residents tell us they will be allowed back in their home once repairs are completed. Hidalgo County Fire Marshals along with the...

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Fire Destroys Over Ten Cars in Mercedes

Mercedes (KFXV) — Authorities investigate a fire that broke out at an apartment complex. Dozens of people were displaced and more than ten vehicles destroyed. This Mercedes court apartment resident says police told them to evacuate the building while fire crews extinguished the flames near their home…Authorities say the flames broke out around 2:30 this morning at the parking garage near the apartment complex on the 500 block of South Ohio Avenue. A total of 13 vehicles inside the garage were completely destroyed. Hidalgo County Fire Marshals along with the Regional Arson Task Force are helping the city’s fire...

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