2-vehicle car crash claims Mission woman’s life

A Mission woman was killed in a car accident Tuesday afternoon in Cameron County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.

DPS is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at about 12:34 p.m. on FM 510 west of Casey Road, according to the release.

Casey Road is located in the San Benito area.

The release stated that a gold 2001 Lincoln Navigator with three people inside was traveling west on FM 510 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle reportedly veered onto the eastbound lane and crashed head-on with a white 2008 Toyota Corolla, which had two people inside.

The occupants in both vehicles were transported to Valley Baptists Medical Center, where Hermelinda Villegas, 57, a passenger of the Toyota was later pronounced dead.

The others are in stable condition, according to DPS.