The Texas Department of Public Safety says a 27-year-old Weslaco resident will be charged with manslaughter once he is released from the hospital in conjunction with a one-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday evening.
DPS spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez identified the suspect as Gerardo Tamez III and identified the person who died as 24-year-old Weslaco resident Alex De La Rosa.
Olivarez says the crash happened at around 6:25 p.m. on Midway Road, south of Mile 5 North Road in Weslaco.
“Preliminary investigation revealed a silver Saturn SUV was traveling north on Midway at an unsafe speed for the road conditions (caliche road),” Olivarez said in the release. “As a result the Saturn lost control and traveled in a side-skid striking a tree with its passenger side.”
Tamez is currently being treated at the McAllen Medical Center.