Police still searching for fatal hit-and-run driver

HARLINGEN — Police are still searching for the driver who struck and killed a woman last Thursday night.

The fatal accident happened along 1100 block of Business 77 around 10 p.m.

When they arrived, officers found 57-year-old Natividad Chavez, of Harlingen, lying unresponsive in the middle of the street.

Witnesses told police Chavez was struck by a light colored passenger car. They say the driver failed to stop and drove north on Business 77 before turning east on Tyler Avenue.

Chavez was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Police say debris left at the scene suggests the car was a white 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion. It sustained front end damage during the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Harlingen Police Department at (956) 216-5401 or the Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS (8477).