McAllen driver killed when truck plunges into San Benito resaca

A McAllen man was killed Monday night when his truck plunged into a resaca south of San Benito.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said 55-year-old Ubence Ruben Hernandez Jr., of McAllen, was driving a brown Ford F150 pickup on Hudson Road, west of San Benito, when he failed to negotiate a curve around 7 p.m.

Troopers believe alcohol was a contributing factor that caused the man to drive straight into the canal. They say he drowned in the accident.

The victim’s name has not been released.