Gilberto Delgado Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Cage Blvd in Pharr, TX
Pharr, TX — November 24, 2022, 54-year-old Gilberto Delgado was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident on Cage Boulevard in Pharr.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:15 p.m. on South Cage near Ridge Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Delgado was crossing the street when a northbound vehicle, described by a witness as a small dark-colored sedan, struck him and then drove away without stopping.
Investigators pursued leads and evidence until they identified 19-year-olds Manuel Canchola and Natalie Carreon as the occupants of the hit-and-run vehicle. Both were located and arrested.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Gilberto Delgado Hit-and-Run in Pharr
It's a relief to learn that the young driver who struck the victim was tracked down and will now face consequences for his choice to flee. However, that choice still puzzles me: Why did he drive away? Was it a simple matter of panic in a stressful moment, or did he have something else to hide as many hit-and-run suspects do? Is there more to this than early reports suggest?
I'm not saying I know there's more to this than a tragic collision followed by a panicked bad decision, but I think it's in everyone's best interests to know all the facts and details of the matter. The victim's loved ones deserve to know the whole story; if police are satisfied with arresting a "bad guy" and don't plan to look much further, maybe someone else should.