Brenda Belmontes Killed in Pedestrian Accident in McAllen, TX
McAllen, TX -- May 29, 2022, Brenda Belmontes was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck Belmontes.
Investigators reported that the incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. in the area of South 15th Street and Erie Avenue in downtown McAllen.
Right now, the exact circumstances surrounding the accident are unavailable. Authorities said only that 43-year-old Brenda Belmontes was walking when a vehicle allegedly driven by 19-year-old Sorely Lizeth Nino hit Belmontes.
Due to the collision, Belmontes sustained fatal injuries. Authorities say that Nino faces unspecified charges. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Brenda Belmontes Pedestrian Accident in McAllen
The exact charges surrounding this accident aren't clear, and I certainly don't want to jump to conclusions. Obviously, this sort of report brings to mind the possibility of alcohol, considering a 2:30 a.m. crash in a downtown area is often a sign someone was at a local bar. That's especially important to consider since that bar could be liable under dram shop law if they over-served the driver--not to mention the consequences they can face for serving a teenager. But that's just one possibility of many. This could be anything from a hit-and-run to a warrant to charges completely unrelated to the collision. What matters right now is getting answers for the victim's loved ones and finding out what path may lay ahead.