Two die in head-on collision Saturday

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

A Mexia woman and her mother were killed Saturday after a head-on collision on U.S. 84 in McLennan County.

According to Waco Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson, driver Virginia Olivarez of Mexia and her passenger, Mary Jordan of Buffalo, were westbound around 3 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Wilson said a big rainstorm was underway at the time.

A 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Erik Escobedo-Contreras, 22, of Mexia was eastbound on U.S. 84 when his vehicle crossed the center line, hitting Olivarez’s 2013 Hyundai Elantra head-on.

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