Accident In Edinburg Claims Life Of Detention Officer
A 2-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Hidalgo County sheriff's detention officer. Jailer Bertha Garza was on her way to work Friday morning when her vehicle was broadsided by an SUV at Rogers and Terry Roads just east of Edinburg.
Garza was rushed to the hospital where she died of her injuries a few hours later. The driver of the SUV was hospitalized with minor injuries. State troopers say it appears the SUV driver failed to yield at the intersection. Garza was a 13-year veteran of the sheriff's department.