An active duty service member is dead after a car accident in Edinburg on Friday, according to a police news release.
Police responded to the crash in the 3400 block of North 24th Avenue at about 12:50 a.m. Cassandra Julianne Perez, identified in the news release as a 19-year-old service member, was standing outside of a gray Mitsubishi sedan when a brown 2003 Ford Mustang struck Perez and her vehicle, according to police.
The driver was identified as 25-year-old Edward Leo Magallan, who police say was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. Magallan, of Mission, has a criminal history involving assault, theft and drug charges, according to Hidalgo County jail records.
He is charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony, and could face up to 20 years in prison. Magallan will be arraigned on Saturday at the Edinburg Municipal Court.