Local man, woman killed in head-on crash identified

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SALADO, Texas (KWTX) Charles Wilson, 37 of Harker Heights,and Tina Champion, 49, of Salado, died early Tuesday in a head-on crash on FM 2484 about four miles west of Salado, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. David Roberts said.

Wilson was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup east on FM 2484 at around 5:30 a.m. when, for some reason, he crossed the center line and the truck collided head-on with the 2010 two-door Mercedes coupe Champion was driving, Roberts said.

The truck struck the car head-on, he said.

Wilson wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck.

He, and Champion, who was wearing a seat belt, both died at the scene, he said.

FM 2484 was closed to traffic at the scene of the accident, and motorists were forced to turn around and seek alternate routes.

The road has since reopened.

The accident is under investigation.

The Department of Public Safety also was investigating wrecks on FM 439 and a motorcycle crash in Holland, but no details were immediately available.