Two men killed in head-on collision in Jackson County

Head-on collision claims the life of two men

Script updates ages of both victims:

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas – The DPS is investigating a double fatal crash on FM 234 in Jackson county. It happened Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:28 p.m. Authorities said a 2006 GMC pickup driven by Juan Z. Sanchez, 54, from Lolita, was southbound on FM 234 in Jackson County when Sanchez crossed the center line and continued to the northbound shoulder.

A 2008 Nissan pickup driven by Zenon V. Gallegos, 58, from Vanderbilt, was northbound and drove onto the shoulder trying to avoid the GMC, but the pickups hit head-on.

The GMC came to rest upright in the northbound lane, facing south. The Nissan came to rest on its driver’s side, facing southeast, in the east ditch.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Cindy Poulton.

The Crash is still under investigation.

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