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Vehicle collision on US 83 near Concho/Menard County line leaves three people dead

Concho County, TX - Texas DPS officials are saying three people are dead after a vehicle collision in Concho County between a truck and a passenger vehicle on Friday morning.

DPS says the truck was traveling north on US Highway 83 near the Menard/Concho County line and a Nissan Maxima was traveling southbound.

Preliminary investigation shows the truck apparently lost control and crossed into the southbound lane of US 83 which resulted in both vehicles colliding.

The driver and passengers of the Nissan Maxima were killed--identified as 58 year old Linda Faye Russell of Doole, TX, 30 year old Jennifer Lynn Gonzales of Doole, and 36 year old Simon Rivas of Eden.

The driver of the truck, 24 year old Jesus Ruben Villegas of San Antonio suffered incapacitating injuries.

DPS says Rivas and Gonzales were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Road conditions of US 83 at that time were wet.


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