Wrong-way drive crash kills 2

SAN BENITO — A wrong-way driver on the expressway led to a head-on crash that killed two people early yesterday morning, police said.

San Benito police responded to Expressway 77/83 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 that the wrong-way vehicle, a 2010 Mazda four-door, had crashed head-on into 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.

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