SAN BENITO — A wrong-way driver on Expressway 77/83 led to a head-on crash that killed two people early Saturday morning, police said.
San Benito police responded to the expressway at the Harlingen/San Benito city limits line about 2:12 a.m. in reference to a vehicle traveling against traffic, southbound in the northbound lanes.
During the search for the vehicle officers found it, a 2010 Mazda four-door, police said.
The vehicle had a head-on collision with a 1992 Dodge pickup truck.
Three people were taken to the hospital and later that morning the female driver of the Mazda from Pharr and the male driver of the Dodge from Harlingen died from their injuries, police said.
The accident is still under investigation.
No names were released pending notification of next of kin.