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Three dead in Nolan County crash

Three people were killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 153, approximately 19.51 miles southeast of Sweetwater.
Credit: Associated Press

Three people died in a crash Sunday evening in Nolan County.

A preliminary crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Bryan Isaac Pesina, 20, of Dale, was driving a 2020 Toyota Corolla southbound on SH 153; while a 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Joan Palacios, 43, of Crosbyton, was traveling north.

The report states Pesina attempted to pass a semi in a no passing zone and his vehicle struck Palacios' vehicle head-on.

Pesina, Palacios and a passenger in Palacios' vehicle, Juan Palacios, 68, were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Another passenger in the Dodge Charger, Katerina Pesina (no relation to the driver of the Corolla), 22, of Crosbyton, was critically injured and transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

The crash remains under investigation by DPS.