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Three Killed After Two Head On Collisions

Both accidents happened in Longview, just a few miles apart. The first, killed an 80 year old woman. It's that accident that police are investigating to determine if in fact alcohol was involved. It happened on West Loop 281 in front of the old Walmart there. Police say a driver crossed over 3 lanes of traffic and hit another vehicle head-on. The elderly driver in the car that was hit died on impact. The first driver was hospitalized. His condition is not known at this time. Witnesses told police he was seen weaving in and out of traffic just before the fatal collision. The names of the victim and the other driver have not been released.

The second head-on accident happened at Highway 80 near Fisher road in Longview. Two people were killed, four others injured. And just like the first accident, witnesses told police they saw the driver of a pick-up weaving and speeding through traffic moments before the fatal wreck. One man from the pick-up was ejected and killed. A woman from the car that was hit, also died on impact. Ambulances transported four other victims to area hospitals. Their conditions are not known at this time. Besides speed, police say wet roads were a factor in this accident. It does remain under investigation.

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