Woman charged in fatal San Benito crash

SAN BENITO — A 20-year-old San Benito woman was arrested yesterday and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident last week.

Sommer Rae Camacho turned herself in to police at the San Benito Police Department at 1 p.m.

She was charged in the crash that killed a 36-year-old man who was walking last Wednesday night along FM 2520 north of FM 675 near San Benito, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Sgt. Johnny Hernandez.

A justice of the peace in San Benito set bond at $50,000 on a charge of accident involving death, a second degree felony, Sheriff Omar Lucio said.

“A woman came in to turn herself in,” San Benito Assistant Police Chief Michael Galvan said.

“The DPS were notified immediately and they came to the station and interviewed her. And they left the station with her.”

The suspect vehicle, a 2003 Nissan Altima, was impounded and is being processed for evidence, Hernandez said.

Camacho was taken to the Cameron County jail. DPS troopers continue to investigate the crash.