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Two E. Texans killed in head on collision

WASKOM, TX (KSLA) - Two people are dead after a head-on collision in East Texas.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night on Highway 80 in Waskom, Texas. A minivan and a pickup truck were reportedly involved in the double fatal accident.

According to emergency crews at the scene, the driver of the minivan, who has been identified as Bobby Jenkins Jr., was traveling eastbound on Highway 80, when for an unknown reason he veered into oncoming traffic and hit the pickup head-on.

Jenkins and the driver of the pickup both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two children were reportedly in the minivan with Jenkins and authorities report that they are expected to be okay. An unidentified passenger was reportedly with the driver of the pickup truck and authorities report that person should also be okay.

Crash investigators are still investigating what caused Jenkins to cross over into the other lane.

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