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Head-on collision near Madisonville kills two

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:13pm

Two people are dead following an accident near Madisonville earlier this morning.

The accident happened just before 9:00 on Highway 21, about 1.5 miles east of North Zulch.

We're told a gray Dodge Charger, driven by 20-year-old James Turner of Madisonville, crossed the center line and hit a truck head-on.

That truck, driven by 54-year-old Paula Colwell also of Madisonville, then burst into flames instantly killing her.

Turner also died on scene.

DPS tells us the two vehicles didn't brake before colliding and both were wearing their seatbelt.

It's unclear why Turner crossed the center line. DPS don't believe Turner was on his cell phone because it was found in Turner's pant pocket.


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