Two Women Killed In Head-On Collision
DPS is investigating an overnight accident that left two valley women dead.
According to DPS Sergeant, Johnny Hernandez, the deadly crash occurred around 9:30 last night on U.S. Hwy 281 just N. of FM-490.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a freightliner tractor towing a trailer was traveling northbound on U.S. 281.
A woman in a Chevrolet-Equinox traveling southbound on U.S. 281, drove across the median and drove onto the northbound lane colliding head on with the tractor.
The female driver killed was identified as 81-year-old Maria Guadalupe Valdez of McAllen who was pronounced dead at McAllen Medical Center.
Her passenger, 77-year-old Amelia Escamilla Castillo of McAllen, was also killed in the accident.
We’re told the driver of the tractor was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation tonight.