A homeless man identified by police authorities as 43-year-old Daniel Mata was killed when he was struck by a car on Monday, December 30 in a central Laredo, Texas neighborhood. According to the police, Mata was hit by a red 2000 Ford driven by 59-year-old Guadalupe Paz, who was heading east on the 500 block of Lafayette, Texas.
Mata was declared dead at around 4:05 p.m. in a San Antonio hospital two days after being hit, police spokesman Officer Alberto Escobedo said.
Mata is the second person to die in an auto-pedestrian accident during the holiday season in Texas.
An initial investigation revealed that Mata was not crossing the pedestrian lanes when the accident occurred.