McAllen, TX – Jorge Luis Garcia Charged In Crash On Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX (April 15, 2019) – On Sunday, April 13, just before 2 a.m., McAllen Police responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident.
According to police, 38-year-old Marco Antonio Ortiz was crossing Bicentennial Blvd when he was struck by a motor vehicle driven by 19-year-old Jorge Luis Garcia. Garcia fled from the scene of the incident.
The vehicle was later located in the 3300 block of Expressway 83. Garcia was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Both Garcia and his passenger, 19-year-old Ana Patricia Galvan, were arrested.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Ortiz family at this time. Our thoughts are with them following this tragic event.
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