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Troopers Continue to Investigate Cause of Wreck that Killed Husband and Wife

Authorities confirm the victims of a fatal head on collision near Odell yesterday were husband and wife, driving separate vehicles.
Authorities confirm the victims of a fatal head on collision near Odell were husband and wife, driving separate vehicles.

DPS troopers are still trying to figure out the cause of that crash.

That wreck happened just before 10 a.m. on County Road 87 North and FM 2379 near Odell in Wilbarger County.

The drivers were both pronounced dead on the scene.

DPS troopers say they're identified as 31-year-old Nicolas Cruz and 26-year-old Kristina Munoz, both of Chillicothe.

A 1990 Mazda pickup, driven by Cruz, was headed north on County Road 87.

"After negotiating a curve in the road, collided head-on with unit number two, which was traveling south on County Road 87," DPS Trooper Tony Fulton says.

That vehicle was a 1999 Saturn driven by Munoz.

Both worked at a farm not far from where the crash occurred.

"This is a very narrow, blacktop county road and there are no markings," Fulton says. "There are no shoulder markings and there are no center stripe markings."

Fulton says there are no skid marks to indicate braking before the collision, so troopers are trying to determine if one of the drivers was driving too close to the center of the roadway.

Troopers say neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

They say they're in the process of interviewing the last people who saw each victim to see if that tells them anything else about the crash.

They also say Munoz is survived by three children.

There will be a memorial service Monday, June 9th at 4PM at Smith Funeral Home in Chillecothe
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