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1/2/2018 - Three Fatalities In Wreck - Click here to print this information

An Eden man and two women from Doole, Texas, were killed in a car accident on Friday.

The crash occurred about 10:53 a.m. on U.S. 83 near the Menard/Concho County line, according to a news release from the Department of Public Safety.

A 2008 Dodge Ram was northbound and a 2004 Nissan Maxima was southbound on a section of U.S. 83 that reduces from two lanes each direction to one lane each north and south, the release states.

The Dodge lost control and crossed into the southbound lane, striking the passenger side of the Nissan.

The driver of the Dodge, a San Antonio man, suffered incapacitating injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, the release states.

The occupants of the Nissan driver Linda Faye Russell, 58, of Doole; Jennifer Lynn Gonzales, 30, of Doole; and Simon Rivas III, 36, of Eden were pronounced dead by Concho County Justice of the Peace Judge Scott Spoonts.

Only Russell was wearing a seat belt, according to the release.

The crash was investigated by Eden DPS Trooper James Knutson. He was assisted by DPS officers from Sonora, Brady and Mason.

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