Texas newlyweds, Kristina Munoz and Nicolas Cruz, died in a freakish car crash Wednesday morning on a rural road near the farm where they both worked. Authorities say the recently married husband and wife collided with one another in separate cars. The dead couple leaves behind three orphaned children, according to a June 5 TimesRecordNews report.
Wilbarger County officials say the fatal car wreck occurred on County Road 87 about 10 in the morning near the Marhard Pullet Farm where Cruz, 31, and Munoz, 26, worked.
Arizona Central wrote that the newlyweds' head-on collision occurred on an unmarked two-way road in Texas, about three miles west of Odell and 60 miles to north and west of Wichita Falls.
The crash of the Texas newlyweds was likely caused by a number of factors, as explained by DPS Public Information Officer, Ken Fulton:
This is a very narrow blacktop county road. There are no markings. There are no shoulder markings and there are no center strap markings."
However, as Huffington Post points out, neither Munoz nor Cruz were wearing a seat belt at the time of the deadly crash in Texas. Whether or not this would have prevented their deaths is unknown, but both victims had to be extricated from their mangled vehicles.
The married couple worked on separate shifts, which explains why they were in separate vehicles. Cruz was driving north in a 1990 Mazda pickup truck when his wife, in a 1999 Saturn, was heading south on the strip of road.
Texas accident investigators say at some point the man's wife crossed the unmarked center of the roadway and drove into the path of her oncoming husband's vehicle. The Texas newlyweds died at the crash site and were pronounced dead by the local Justice of the Peace.
Kristina and Nicolas were married back in the spring of last year and were both working to care for their three children. And at this time, there is no word on who will gain custody of the orphaned kids.
The accident is still under investigation.