Newlyweds Killed After Head-on Crash With Each Other

(Credit: Linda Stewart/Times Record News)

(Credit: Linda Stewart/Times Record News)

VERNON, Texas — A man and his wife were killed in a tragic accident when the couple collided head-on while driving separate vehicles.

According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jymie Ha, on Wednesday moring, Kristina Munoz, 26, was driving a car north on County Road 87, an unlined road, and crashed into a truck driven by her husband, Nicolas Cruz, 31, at the crest of a hill.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities told the Times Record News they believe speed and the layout of the road could be contributing factors of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

Troopers said the couple recently married and both worked at the nearby Mahard Egg Farm in Prosper.

13 comments

  • jake

    How about marking theroad and installing overhead mirrors so people have a chance in some of these notorious areas. Do your job politicians. Do something in your area instead of being awol as usual.

    • Skeptic

      Overhead mirrors? That makes no sense. And road markings on back roads aren’t always practical. Few of the back roads up here are marked. You just know to stay on your side of the road. The couple undoubtedly knew the road, and thus, this “crest” (which in texas are nothing compared to what we have here, and the picture confirms that). I doubt they happened to hit each other driving a road neither has ever traveled before. Speed and generalized carelessness is what caused this. As fun as it is to blame the politicians, you can’t point the finger at them for every personal tragedy.

  • justwondering

    Why is it everytime a tragedy happens someone has to come out of the gate questioning it?! these young people died. You apparently have never driven on an unmarked roas! I myself have come VERY close to head on collisions because of these types of roads.Let the family mourne!

    • prax26

      ,As rare as this is – I’ve seen a bunch of near misses on some of the country roads out where I am. There are hills that you come over, and can’t see whats on the other side at all, from either direction. All it takes is for one or both of them to be too far over the line, and on an unlined road, well, that’s easy enough to do. It seems like one was heading home, and the other was probably heading out. Tragic.

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