In McAllen, a man is dead following an accident that ended with a vehicle submerged into a canal.
The fatal accident took place this morning around 8 o’clock on Ware Road and mi. 5-and-a-half, when 25-year-old Joel Alberto Torres lost control of his blue Saturn and slammed into a guardrail with such force that the vehicle fell into the canal.
An off-duty Sherriff’s deputy along with a bystander who witnessed the accident, jumped into the canal to try to rescue the victim, however the Peñitas resident did not survive.
The off-duty deputy was released from the hospital this afternoon, after suffering minor injuries from the incident.
DPS continues to investigate the case.