Head-on collision

A Jeep Wrangler is destroyed after colliding head-on with a Chevrolet 2500 pickup pulling a trailer early morning on Sunday, June 30, 2019 on FM 78 west of Marion. Submitted photo.


Two people were killed and a third injured in a head-on collision early Sunday morning just outside Cibolo.

Emergency crews responded to the wreck about 2 a.m. on FM 78 2.3 miles east of Cibolo, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Deon Cockrell said.

The wreck happened when a 2005 Jeep Wrangler traveling east on FM 78 crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer that was traveling west, Cockrell said.

“For unknown reasons, the Jeep traveled on to the wrong side of the roadway in a no passing zone,” he said. “The Jeep struck the front left of the Chevrolet and trailer before rolling over and ejecting the driver.”

The driver of the sports utility vehicle, later identified as Richard Bennet, 44, of Seguin, and the driver of the truck, identified as Michael Taylor, 21, of Cibolo, were both pronounced dead at the scene, Cockrell said.

A female passenger in the pickup was injured and taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

Her condition was unknown as of press time.

The cause of the wreck is being investigated.

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