Fiery head-on crash kills two women, off-duty Border Patrol officer

Two women, off-duty Border Patrol agent killed in fiery head-on crash (Photo: Courtesy of Eagle Pass Texas News)

UVALDE, Texas -- A fiery-head-on crash near Uvalde killed three people and seriously injured two others Christmas night.

According to the Eagle Pass Texas News, the accident happened shortly before midnight on Monday on FM 481, about 25 miles southeast of Uvalde. They say a Ford Expedition struck a wild hog on the roadway and then veered into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a Mercedes Benz CK3. Both vehicles caught fire and ended up fully engulfed in flames.

EPTXN reports that the driver of the Ford Expedition, 51-year-old Ruby Garza of Uvalde, died at the scene. They say a passenger in the Ford, 51-year-old Julia Vasquez of Eagle Pass, was pronounced dead at Uvalde Memorial Hospital upon arrival. EPTXN's article states the driver of the Mercedes Benz, 27-year-old Antonio Cordova of Eagle Pass, was also pronounced dead at the scene. They say other two passengers were taken to hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the crash.

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