Man Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver In Pharr


A 21-year-old man has been charged in the apparent drunk driving death of another man in Pharr this past weekend.

Pharr police say 51-year-old Juan Silva was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Cage and Javelina early Saturday morning when he was struck from behind.

Silva was pronounced dead when police arrived, and officers arrested Damian Martinez on two charges – intoxication manslaughter and accident involving death. Police have not said how fast Martinez was driving at the time of the rear-end crash.

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