2 Dead in Ford Explorer Rollover Accident in Texas

A family of four, headed to an apartment in Edinburg, Texas was driving north on Expressway 281 just before dusk in Pharr, Texas.

While headed north on Expressway 281, Esther Hernandez who was riding in the front seat with her twin sister and driver Mary, noticed a red Chevrolet which crossed into their lane.

Suddenly Mary swerved to the right, then left, and back and forth until finally losing control of the white Ford Explorer SUV. The vehicle rolled over many times before coming to a rest on the side of the road. Mary was ejected from the vehicle and was lying on the highway’s pavement.

Ester, who is 20 years old, and her younger brother, Raul who is sixteen, had only minor scrapes and bruises. April’s injuries at first appeared to be somewhat minor; however she was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she eventually died. April was in fifth grade.

The driver of the red Chevrolet was nowhere to be found at the scene, however she later turned herself in and an investigation into the rollover accident is pending.

Trooper Johnny Hernandez, a local spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said “It’s people not paying attention” when talking about the driver who left the scene of the accident.