2 motorists killed in West Texas head-on collision

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:32 PM

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Two people have been killed on a West Texas highway when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on.

Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Daniel Hawthorne says 23-year-old Jorge Avalos was traveling north of Pampa on Tuesday morning when his Dodge Stratus veered into oncoming traffic. His vehicle struck a Chrysler four-door driven by 50-year-old Sharon Sweat of Mobile, Ala. Both died at the scene.

It wasn't clear was caused Avalos, a Pampa resident, to cross the center line.

Pampa is about 55 miles northeast of Amarillo.

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