Skip to comments.Husband, Wife Killed When Their Cars Collided in Head-On Crash
Posted on 06/06/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The two drivers who were killed in a recent head-on collision in North Texas were reportedly husband and wife.
The victims were identified as Nicolas Cruz, 31, and Kristina Munoz, 26.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened midmorning on Wednesday, three miles west of Odell on County Road 87.
Both Cruz and Munoz worked on a farm nearby.
Trooper Tony Fulton said that after one of the cars hit a curve in the road it collided head-on with unit number two, which was travelling south on County Road 87.
This is a very narrow, blacktop county road and there are no markings, Fulton added. There are no shoulder markings and there are no center stripe markings.
Troopers have noted that neither Cruz nor Munoz was wearing a seatbelt.
Both the husband and the wife were reportedly alone in their vehicles at the time of the collision.
Trooper Jymie Ha said that investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, and whether the speed of the cars contributed to the collision.
Fulton noted that there were no skid marks on the road, which would have indicated braking before the collision.
Were they texting each other?
This from “Opposing Views”.
I can see how it could happen to two people who travel the same road often.
I almost had a head on collision with a girlfriend. We lived on a winding dirt road along the Muskegon river. I was on my way home from town and she had decided she wanted something else from the store and we met at a sharp turn. We slid to a stop about 2 feet apart.
He had it comin....
Somewhere in the Great Beyond there is an eternal agrument...
“Why didn’t you watch where you were going?”
“Me? It was YOU’RE fault.”
Terrible. That said, I don’t know why people won’t wear seatbelts. We had a horrible crash where I live last week (truck went airborne onto the other side of the interstate, bounced off the roof of a car and then flew back to the other side) where the only person killed in the first part of the accident was the person not wearing a seat belt.
Unfortunately, several people were killed when the accident was being cleared and a tractor trailer truck ran into the back of the line that had been stopped for the clean up - one of the vehicles was an older Ford Explorer, and it did what they do (explode).
But just putting on the seat belt would save a lot of people, and also in some cases prevent them from losing control of their car if it is struck. Happened to me - I stayed in place after being T-boned and tipped next to a gully and I was able to control the car enough to head it away. If I hadn’t had my seat belt on, I would have been flipped against the roof.
Well, if it was meant to be a murder that looked like an accident, it wasn’t planned very well.
I feel like I’m going to fall out of the car if I don’t wear a seat belt.
Maybe it was an accident that looked like murder-suicide.
Wasn’t that a Nine Inch Nails music video?
That would be ingenious.
My brother-in-law’s brother lives at the end of a long dirt road in Ireland, on which he had a head-on crash with his wife. He started yelling at her, claiming it was her fault. A bunch of construction guys saw the incident and him yelling at her, so they came over to defend her. He told them it was his wife, and they all just started pointing and laughing at them.
Yeah, found it.
That would be tough to go parking in, but if she came with it we’d make due.
My daughters friend didn’t have her seat belt on when she left our house,went to the corner on a busy road and was t-boned.
She slid(or was thrown) to the passenger side and received a broken leg.I can only think her injuries may have been more severe(?) had she worn the seat belt.
The photo in the article shows road markings. Also, the story says there were no indications of braking. Seems odd.
This happens occasionally in remote areas. I remember a few years back a mother and her son had a fatal head-on collision on their mile-long gravel driveway.
I don’t think either of them received an Allstate safe driver reward in the mail.
This almost happened to me about three years ago. I was coming home one afternoon in my suv and my then wife came barreling around the bend in my 2500 pickup. I evaded hard to the right and ended up in the ditch. When I finally got her on the phone she was absolutely smashed and barely knew what month it was let alone the day; she thought she had to pick the kids up. I sold that truck the following week and began the divorce process.
“But they drove with pride...”
I’m guessing that’s a stock photo. Lots of news organization use them in place of the real deal.
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What a shame.
THAT is messed up.
Wondering if even wearing seat belts would helped.
But then, not wearing seat belts; they both also could have been speeding and driving recklessly.
Not wearing seat belts indicate a lack of good sense.
Husband-wife argument that ended in a game of chicken?
Worked at the same place but travelling opposite directions at the time of the crash, no braking, no seatbelts, no passengers.
You may be onto something. Accidents don't seem to be a problem with these guys, and they're known for crazy driving!
First thing that came to mind was “War of the Roses”.
Different last names? I wonder if they were coming back from another relationship.
I remember as kids being all over the car on long trips. Absolutely insane, looking back.
Before the Texas seat-belt laws became effective in the late 70's, I was already beginning to wear my seat belt just to develop the habit. The few times I failed to do it made me feel very vulnerable as well.
Sure, that car looks cheap on the outside, but it’s the luxurious interior trim that is their selling point.
That is the new GM Obama2015, isn’t it?
I’m still not a fan of seat belt laws for adults. Seat belts are a great idea but a really bad law.
Michigan ditched our motorcycle helmet law but I don’t see too many people riding without them.
Well, let's see. You could remove the windshield, then have her stick a leg out of each door...
A vertical curve? Can someone "hit" one of those? It would have to be very sharp.
Can't be a horizontal curve, because there is no way to hit one of those.
There ya go...She’s not wearing a seatbelt...
I read elsewhere they were newlyweds.
Sounds like a plan to me!
I agree, the seatbelt laws are intrusive. I also don’t like them for children, as much as that irks a lot of nanny-staters.
She looks like she just returned .... not enough room to straighten the nylons ....;^)
A lot of unknowns. They both worked at an egg farm, traveled between two bldgs used, and worked differing shift schedules according to some articles I've read.
Don’t think it was meant to look like an accident, but rather a murder/suicide.
There’s a reason that it’s called the “suicide seat.” Very dangerous no matter what.