Harlingen man critically injured in overnight accident

HARLINGEN — A young man is in the hospital this morning listed in critical condition after crashing his vehicle into a guardrail.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. this morning officers responded to the 3500 block of West Expressway 83 near Charlie Clark Nissan in regards to a major accident.

According to witnesses, the white Dodge Challenger, was traveling east on the frontage road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control at the curve and struck the guardrail.

The collision caused the vehicle to catch fire.

The driver, a 21-year-old Harlingen man, was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. There were no other victims.

The Harlingen Police Department says it will continue to investigate the crash.