Weslaco man killed in morning crash

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A Weslaco man has died following a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in Mercedes, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.

A black Ford pickup was traveling northbound on FM 1425 at about 11:53 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a canal, DPS stated.

The driver of the pickup, identified as 53-year-old Homero Herrera, sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Herrera was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation by DPS.