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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 8:00 pm

The 8-year-old who died during an early morning crash Saturday has been identified by the Rio Grande City Police Department as Leah Marie Gonzalez.

Police responded to the wreck at around 3:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 83 on the west side of the city, according to a city news release.

“When officers arrived, they saw that a black Nissan SUV had collided into the back of a garbage truck,” the release stated.

The driver of the Nissan is 34-year-old Elia De La Cruz.

“Investigators say both individuals were not wearing their seat belts,” the news release stated. “Investigators also believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Charges are pending.”

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