Head-on crash on area highway leaves 2 critically injured

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ZABCIKVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A head-on crash on a rural Bell County highway Thursday left two people with critical injuries.

The collision occurred just after 4 p.m. Thursday on State Highway 53 near Zabcikville in eastern Bell County, the Department of Public Safety said.

Investigators determined the driver of a westbound SUV was trying to pass another vehicle when the SUV collided with an eastbound truck.

The two people riding in the SUV were taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The accident is under investigation.

Further details weren’t immediately released.