Local teen killed in crash

RIO HONDO — A late night ride along a rural road outside of town turned fatal for an 18-year-old Harlingen woman.

Michelle Ashley Hernandez was east of Rio Hondo driving northbound on FM 2925, a mile north of FM 106, Sunday night when she swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle that veered into her lane, authorities said.

The pickup truck she was driving went into a drainage ditch.

Her passenger, a 38-year-old San Benito woman, was found lying on the ground near the truck. She was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center with minor injuries.

Authorities did not identify the passenger.

The accident happened just before 11 p.m.

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