Man dead in Donna crash; driver left scene

MGN Online

The Texas Department of Public Safety is searching for the driver of a car that was involved in a deadly rollover wreck Thursday evening that left one man dead.

A news release from DPS stated that a one-vehicle rollover crash occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Mile 11 ½ east of FM 493 in Donna. A 2004 tan Grand Marquis carrying two male passengers and the driver, also a male, was traveling westbound on Mile 11 ½ when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to rollover.

DPS reports that a male passenger, identified as Fernando Arellano, 37, a resident of Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second male passenger was transported to McAllen Medical Center and has since been released.

The driver of the Grand Marquis absconded from the scene of the crash, according to DPS.

Troopers are currently asking the public for any information about the whereabouts of the driver, who is reported to have suffered major head injuries. Information on the driver should be reported to the DPS office in Weslaco at (956) 565-7600.

The crash is currently under investigation by DPS.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim and additional information about a passenger being released from the hospital.