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
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(Newser) – 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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ken_more
Jun 8, 2014 1:09 AM CDT
This is just tragic for their families. I am truly sorry for them and sorry these two never got a chance at a life together!
sandrae
Jun 8, 2014 1:02 AM CDT
Did they each have their cell phones with them? What are we looking at? It may not be about anti-skid or anti-lock brakes. Why wouldn't newlyweds be with one another, going in the same direction? They leave behind a family, and that is sad, but maybe there will be life insurance proceeds. I sound horrible, but some people (in this economy) do strange things for life insurance. Insurance proceeds is an "aside" but too tempting to bypass. The elderly especially must be careful about trusting too many people. I call it a windfall on the life of another. [What is strange is the insurance industry will not set up some type of database where people can go and check to see if someone has purchased life insurance on them without permission. And, yes, it can be done without permission.]
UltraEnlightened
Jun 7, 2014 5:30 PM CDT
There would be no skid marks as both cars have anti-skid breaks.