Two Men Killed in Kermit, Texas Head-On Collision
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 14-Feb-2012
Two people were killed in a head-on collision outside of Kermit, Texas, when one of the vehicles lost control and veered into the opposite traveling lane of traffic Monday night.
Police identified the fatalities as Kermit resident, 33-year-old Enrique Mayers and 43-year-old Terri Schmidt. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on-collision.
According to reports, Mayers was driving a 2011 Chevy Malibu, traveling eastbound on Highway 302 when he lost control of the sedan and veered into the westbound lane of traffic.
Officials said Schmidt was driving the 2003 Saturn L20 that Mayers’ vehicle smashed into.
Police are still investigating why Mayers may have lost control of his vehicle, causing the collision near Kermit.
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