Driver killed in head on crash in Harlingen

Courtesy: Harlingen Police Dept.

A motorist was killed Wednesday night when his SUV crashed into one of the pillars holding up the expressway interchange in Harlingen.

Harlingen Police say the fatal accident happened at 8 p.m. when 41-year-old Omar Martinez slammed into the concrete pillar on the 2000 block of West Tyler Avenue.

In a news release, HPD says the vehicle struck the concrete head on.

Martinez was taken to an area hospital where he later died. The accident is still under investigation.