DPS: San Benito woman killed when driver slams into trailer

SAN BENITO – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal two vehicle accident that occurred this morning at 8:20 a.m. on FM 2520 south of FM 800 south of San Benito.

Troopers say a Silver 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, occupied by a man and woman and two-year-old boy was traveling southbound behind a Red 2005 Kenworth semitrailer.

DPS said the driver of the Hyundai failed to control its speed and struck the back end of the tractor-trailer rig. Both drivers and the toddler were transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen with minor injuries.

The passenger of the Hyundai, identified as Arely Vidal, 25, of San Benito sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

DPS troopers remain at the scene investigating the crash.