Source: Matthew Ryan Cortez is charged with murder, a fatal driver…
Found on: 2022-09-02 14:05:33
The driver who allegedly caused the deadly traffic accident on the afternoon of Thursday, September 1 in Donna was identified as Matthew Ryan Cortez, 26, of Weslaco. According to authorities, the man was transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail as soon as he was released from the hospital.
Cortez was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury and murder.
The crash occurred around 2:45 pm. on FM 493, south of Stites Road, in Donna. Lili Sanlúcar Hernández, 53, a resident of Donna, died in the incident. She was a passenger in one of the impacted cars.
According to the preliminary investigation, three vehicles were involved in the accident. One was the black Nissan Altima in which the now-defendant was traveling, who at the time was attempting to evade police within the Donna city limits. The man was heading south on FM 493, south of US 83.
The second car involved in this tragedy is a blue Saturn ION containing four people including the driver, who was traveling south on FM 493, south of Stites Road. It was precisely here that the mortal victim was found, who was one of the passengers. Lastly, the third vehicle was a blue Toyota in which there was only one occupant, the driver. He was traveling north on FM 493, south of Stites Road.
The other three Saturn passengers who survived the impact were transported to local hospitals. The same thing happened with the driver of the Toyota.
The Texas Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this accident.