Harlingen woman, 64, dies in car crash

HARLINGEN — A 64-year-old woman died early yesterday morning after her SUV struck a Cameron County Sheriff’s deputy patrol car.

The accident occurred at 6:25 a.m. when the deputy was stopped at the intersection of Loop 499 and North Business 77.

Harlingen police Officer Larry Moore said the deputy was in his patrol car facing north at a stop light.

“What happened was a white SUV rear-ended the back end, pushing him into the intersection,” Moore said.

“The deputy was transported to the hospital with minor injuries to the head and face.”

The woman was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later, Moore said.

No further details were available yesterday.

The deputy’s status was not available and the name of the woman has not been released.

The accident is still under investigation.