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Two dead after two-vehicle crash in Axtell

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Posted at 5:18 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:18:04-04

AXTELL, TX — Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in Axtell on April 29.

DPS said on April 29 at 4:30 p.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on SH 31 at FM 2311, east of Axtell.

An investigation determined a Nissan pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 2311, and entered the intersection without properly stopping at the stop sign.

The driver of the Nissan, 58-year-old Richard Raines, was struck by the driver of a Ford pickup truck, 76-year-old Carol Cornelius, traveling eastbound on SH 31.

The driver of the Nissan was not secured by a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Both drivers were transported to local hospitals in critical condition, and on Tuesday, both drivers were pronounced dead.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.