Husband's Car Collides Into Wife's, Both Die

It's not clear what caused head-on crash in Texas
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2014 8:11 AM CDT
Husband's Car Collides Into Wife's, Both Die

A newlywed husband and wife are both dead after they crashed into each other head-on in North Texas Wednesday morning. Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26, were alone in their respective vehicles when they collided, the AP reports. The crash occurred near a farm where both of them worked, but investigators aren't sure what happened; KETK reports that the accident took place at the crest of a hill. Authorities are looking into whether speed was a factor. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Cruz was headed north on County Road 87 in a Mazda pickup when, after negotiating a curve, he hit the Saturn Munoz was driving south, KFDX reports. "This is a very narrow, blacktop county road and there are no markings," a trooper says. "There are no shoulder markings and there are no center stripe markings." There are also no skid marks, indicating neither driver applied the brakes, so authorities are investigating whether one was driving too close to the center of the road. Munoz leaves behind three children. (A similar story in Maine in April had a much happier ending.)

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