Larry Flores Jr Killed; Melissa Flores Injured in Accident at Mile 6 Rd in Hidalgo County, TX

April 22, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Larry Flores Jr, Melissa Flores
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Mile 6 Rd, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Avenger, Mercury Mariner
Mile 6 Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fall injuries (1), minor injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Avenger and a Mercury Mariner were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person at Mile 6 Rd in Hidalgo County, TX on April 22nd, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:35 a.m. Investigators believe a Dodge Avenger operated by 46-year-old Melisa Flores was headed eastbound on Mile 12 1/2 road, approaching the intersection with Mile 6 Rd. Police allege the vehicle may have run a stop sign at the intersection before colliding with a Mercury Mariner operated by a 24-year-old Weslaco man. Officers further allege the driver of the Mercury may have been intoxicated at the time of the collision. Flores had injuries believed to be minor while a passenger in the Dodge, identified as 51-year-old Larry Flores Jr, suffered fatal injuries in the collision. The Weslaco man also had suspected minor injuries and officers recommended a Driving While Intoxicated charge.

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