Single-vehicle crash claims life of Mission man

PALMVIEW — One person is dead following a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash which occurred on Farm-to-Market 676 west of Bentsen Palm Drive, north of Palmview.

The crash is believed to have occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m.

According to a news release, the preliminary investigation has revealed a red Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on F.M. 676 when the driver lost control and veered onto the north side bar ditch.

55-year-old Octavio Guerrero, a resident of Mission, was identified as the driver and only occupant of the Ford Explorer. He was transported to McAllen Medical Hospital where he died.

DPS Troopers are currently investigating the cause of death, pending the autopsy report.