Both drivers dead after two-vehicle head-on collision outside Canton

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Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 2:51 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 4:06 PM CST
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Two drivers were killed when their vehicles collided on a state highway outside Canton Tuesday afternoon.

According to a preliminary report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dorothy Thornton, 91, of Edgewood, was driving a 2015 Ford Escape southbound on State Highway 19 about two miles north of Canton. The report states Thornton attempted to pass several vehicles in a no passing zone and in the process collided head-on with a 2020 Toyota Tacoma driven by James Branton, 44, of Canton.

Thornton and Branton were pronounced dead at the scene.