Christina Bruno killed in south Texas car accident. Police report person of interest is now in custody.
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Police say one person is in custody following a fatal hit and run accident, which occurred Thursday afternoon on the frontage road of Interstate 2 in Mercedes, Texas.
According to Mercedes Police, officers responded to the scene of a car-vs-truck accident at the intersection of Texas Avenue and West Frontage Road (along the expressway) shortly after 3:00 p.m. Officers located the victim’s blue Honda SUV near the westbound lanes of W Frontage Road with extensive damage to the rear end, but witnesses reported that a second vehicle (a cargo truck) had already fled the scene.
The driver of the Honda, 47-year-old Christina Bravo Bruno (of Mercedes), was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Police say that a second adult woman was transported to the hospital for treatment, as well as three of her children: an 8-year-old girl, a 1-year-old boy, and an 11-month-old girl. The three children are said to be in critical condition.
Police now say they have a person of interest in custody. Ignacio Navarro Junior has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and multiple counts of intoxication assault. His bail has been set at $500,000.
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