Valley woman killed in crash near San Benito

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 east of San Benito, not far from the county barn on San Jose Road.

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.