Girl dies in crash near Rio Hondo

RIO HONDO — A 17-year-old girl was killed when the van she was riding in was hit by another van near Rio Hondo.

The accident happened about 11:48 p.m. Friday when two passenger vans collided at the intersection of FM 106 and Centerline Road.

Investigators said a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country was traveling northbound on Centerline Road and a 2007 Ford Windstar was eastbound on FM 106.

The driver of the Chrysler failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and as a result, the Ford struck the Chrysler on its left back side, according to a preliminary investigation, the Texas Department of Transportation said.

The Chrysler struck a utility pole and a boat trailer. Talisa Cruz, 17, a passenger in the Chrysler, was ejected, the DPS said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

All other occupants of the Chrysler and Ford were taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and were in stable condition.

No other information was immediately available, but DPS troopers were continuing to investigate the crash.