Harlingen teen killed in overnight wreck

A young Harlingen girl was killed overnight when she lost control of the pickup she was driving and landed in a drainage canal.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Michelle Ashley Hernandez, 18, was east of Rio Hondo driving northbound on FM 2925, a mile north of FM 106 when she swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle that veered into her lane.

Troopers say Hernandez over corrected the 2015 Lincoln pickup and rolled into the canal.

Hernandez died at the scene. Her passenger, a 38-year-old San Benito woman was transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center with minor injuries.

The accident happened just before 11 p.m.

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