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Husband, Wife Killed When Their Cars Collided in Head-On Crash
Opposing Views ^ | 06/05/2014 | Lina Batarags

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.


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Just Damn.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Were they texting each other?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This from “Opposing Views”.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:52 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Responsibility2nd
'til death do us part.
RIP
4 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:53 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Murder/Suicide?


5 posted on 06/06/2014 8:45:00 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

wow...


6 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:20 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He had it comin....

8 posted on 06/06/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: El Cid

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.”


9 posted on 06/06/2014 8:53:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 8:53:33 AM PDT by livius
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To: TheDon

Well, if it was meant to be a murder that looked like an accident, it wasn’t planned very well.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 8:55:57 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: livius

I feel like I’m going to fall out of the car if I don’t wear a seat belt.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 8:58:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Maybe it was an accident that looked like murder-suicide.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 9:02:54 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe your choice of car is the reason ... ?


14 posted on 06/06/2014 9:03:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wasn’t that a Nine Inch Nails music video?


15 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That would be ingenious.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:08 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBFwXoyjU2E

Yeah, found it.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: knarf

That would be tough to go parking in, but if she came with it we’d make due.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Larry Lucido

Playing Chicken.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 9:07:25 AM PDT by Rick66 (Don't dislike me cause I live in Massholechusetts.)
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To: livius

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.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 9:10:14 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“There are no shoulder markings and there are no center stripe markings.”

The photo in the article shows road markings. Also, the story says there were no indications of braking. Seems odd.

22 posted on 06/06/2014 9:11:30 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 9:17:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think either of them received an Allstate safe driver reward in the mail.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 9:22:09 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: knarf

“But they drove with pride...”


26 posted on 06/06/2014 9:25:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Menehune56

I’m guessing that’s a stock photo. Lots of news organization use them in place of the real deal.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 9:25:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Menehune56
Here are a couple of photos of the actual scene. That photo has to be some file thing the paper used for effect. JMO.

you have to subscribe to read the articles, which I didn't Click

28 posted on 06/06/2014 9:28:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a shame.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 9:29:06 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: deport

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.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 9:33:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Husband-wife argument that ended in a game of chicken?


31 posted on 06/06/2014 9:33:44 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Worked at the same place but travelling opposite directions at the time of the crash, no braking, no seatbelts, no passengers.

32 posted on 06/06/2014 9:36:10 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: knarf
Maybe your choice of car is the reason ... ?

You may be onto something. Accidents don't seem to be a problem with these guys, and they're known for crazy driving!


33 posted on 06/06/2014 9:39:09 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Responsibility2nd

First thing that came to mind was “War of the Roses”.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 9:41:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Responsibility2nd

Different last names? I wonder if they were coming back from another relationship.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 9:42:58 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cripplecreek
I feel like I’m going to fall out of the car if I don’t wear a seat belt.

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.

36 posted on 06/06/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: knarf

Sure, that car looks cheap on the outside, but it’s the luxurious interior trim that is their selling point.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 9:43:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: knarf

That is the new GM Obama2015, isn’t it?


38 posted on 06/06/2014 9:45:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: fwdude

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.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 9:46:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
That would be tough to go parking in, but if she came with it we’d make due.

Well, let's see. You could remove the windshield, then have her stick a leg out of each door...

40 posted on 06/06/2014 9:47:51 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
hit a curve in the road

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.

41 posted on 06/06/2014 9:49:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: knarf

There ya go...She’s not wearing a seatbelt...


42 posted on 06/06/2014 9:57:38 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: ExCTCitizen

I read elsewhere they were newlyweds.

Sad.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TheDon

Sounds like a plan to me!


44 posted on 06/06/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: cripplecreek

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.


45 posted on 06/06/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Suicide pact?


46 posted on 06/06/2014 10:16:06 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Resolute Conservative

She looks like she just returned .... not enough room to straighten the nylons ....;^)


47 posted on 06/06/2014 10:24:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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Cristina Munoz and Nicolas Cruz Killed in Texas Car Accident

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.

Mahard Egg Farm

48 posted on 06/06/2014 10:30:12 AM PDT by deport
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To: Larry Lucido

Don’t think it was meant to look like an accident, but rather a murder/suicide.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 11:46:25 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: peteyd

There’s a reason that it’s called the “suicide seat.” Very dangerous no matter what.


50 posted on 06/06/2014 11:46:44 AM PDT by livius
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