Woman says rural Cameron County road is dangerous

RIO HONDO — One resident is fearful for her daughter’s life when it comes to drivers on FM 2925.

She would like to see more police patrolling the road to stop speeders.

“I have a daughter who will turn 18 and I fear every day for her safety,” said Sonia Gonzales, whose home is on FM 2925. “She is not allowed to drive without me right now but I know one day she will.”

Gonzales’ daughter, who is old enough to drive and has her own vehicle, is not allowed to drive herself to school because there are too many speeders, her mother said.

“At night is when we get a lot of speeders and they zoom by going about 80 and this road is 55,” Gonzales said.

She said many years ago her brother’s vehicle rolled over into the same canal where a Harlingen teen, Ashley Hernandez, 18, was found dead after her truck rolled on FM 2925.

Gonzales said her brother fell asleep at the wheel but was able to walk away from the accident.

Hernandez apparently was trying to avoid another vehicle that veered into her lane. She lost control of her truck and it went into the canal on Sunday, March 13.

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