NOLAN COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - Two Crosbyton community members and one other person was killed in a head-on collision south of Sweetwater Sunday night. One other person from Crosbyton was air lifted to a hospital in Fort Worth.
The two from Crosbyton have been identified as 43-year-old Joan Palacios and 68-year-old Juan Palacios of Crosbyton. The other driver, from Dale, has been identified as 20-year-old Bryan Isaac Pesina.
The Department of Public Safety reports 22-year-old Katerina Pesina was seriously injured and sent to John Peter Smith Hospital. She is not related to Bryan Pesina.
The vehicle Bryan Pesina was driving was heading south on 153, while the vehicle the Palacios drove was going north, according to DPS. Pesina tried to pass a semi-truck in a no pass zone and ran head-on into the Palacios’ vehicle.
The three were making their way back from the University Interscholastic League Cross Country State Meet in Austin.
The two-vehicle crash was reported around 7 p.m. Sunday on Highway 153 in Nolan County, according to KTXS-TV. No CISD students or staff members were involved in this crash.
The district has counselors and local pastors on-hand to help any students who may need grief counseling. This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.
DPS continues to investigate this crash.