Edinburg PD identifies woman hit and killed in traffic accident

Police say a 61-year-old woman who died after being hit by a vehicle last Sunday was trying to cross the road.

Edinburg Police Department investigator Sarah Rodriguez identified her as Idalia Molina Frias.

“Although this is an unfortunate event, the driver is cleared of any wrongdoing and the incident was ruled an accident,” Rodriguez said.

The accident happened near the Flying J Travel Center at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Monte Cristo Road.

“The Edinburg Police Department wants the public to please utilize crosswalks when available and if not please cross roads when safe,” Rodriguez said. “We also ask drivers to continue driving safely on our roads and constantly be aware of your surroundings.”