Sunday night fatal crash claims life of 26-year-old Harlingen man

HARLINGEN — A young Harlingen man died Sunday night after he lost control of his car and struck a utility pole, police said.

The driver, identified as Orlando Garcia, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Harlingen Police Department, along with the Harlingen Fire Department and EMS, responded to a one-vehicle crash at 25th Street and Grimes Avenue Sunday around 10:26 p.m.

Police said a blue Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on East Grimes at a high rate of speed when Garcia lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole at or near the 2200 block of East Grimes.

The Harlingen Highway Enforcement Unit currently is investigating the crash.