Two die in head-on crash on Central Texas highway

Published: Jun. 9, 2016 at 9:51 PM CDT
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Two people are dead after a head-on crash one mile south of Bynum.

The crash happened Thursday afternoon around 1:30.

Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said the driver of a 2007 GMC truck was pulling into the northbound lanes of Highway 171 and crossed into the southbound lanes.

The GMC struck a 2000 Ford Ranger head-on, then a southbound 2003 Ford truck that was pulling a trailer, struck the Ranger, Wilson said.

The driver of the GMC truck was a 31-year-old Frisco man who Wilson said was in stable condition at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco.

Wilson said the driver of the Ford Ranger, William Marks, 81, of Wortham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Linda Marks, 77, a passenger in the Ranger, also died at the scene, Wilson said.

The driver of the third truck, a 60-year-old Franklin man, did not require medical treatment.