• March 21, 2023

Mariano Jesus Vega, Herlinda Mata Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on US Hwy. 290 in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — February 26, 2023, Mariano Jesus Vega and Herlinda Mata were injured by an alleged drunk driver around 8:30 p.m. on Hwy. 290 in Harris County.

Crash investigators report Herlinda Mata's Hyundai Elantra was eastbound on US Hwy 290 when a Toyota Tundra rear-ended the Elantra. The collision's impact reportedly forced the Elantra to spin clockwise, strike a guardrail, and leave the roadway.

The Toyota Tundra repeatedly fled the scene but was later found through witness testimony.

Mariano Jesus Vega reportedly suffered serious injuries, Herlinda Mata suffered minor injuries, and the Tundra driver was uninjured.

Police recommend charging the driver of the Toyota Tundra with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

The cause of the crash has not been released.

Mariano Jesus Vega, Herlinda Mata Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on US Hwy. 290 in Harris County, TX
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