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Head-on crash kills 2, injures 5 on Interstate 35W in Burleson

A head-on collision on Interstate 35W in Burleson left two people dead and five injured Sunday night, authorities said Monday.

One of those killed was 66-year-old Gloria Escobar of Dallas, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website on Monday. She was a passenger in a car.

The name of the other victim has not been released by authorities.

The fatal wreck occurred just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday near Exit 32 by Bethesda Road, Burleson police said.

A car traveling northbound on the highway crossed into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason and hit a car traveling southbound, Burleson police said.

A cable median exists between northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate, but authorities noted there is a gap in cabling near the Bethesda Bridge, and the northbound car managed to get through that area.

Two people in the car traveling northbound were killed, and one person in that car was injured, authorities said Monday.

Four people in the southbound car were injured in the wreck.

The five injured people were taken to area hospitals by helicopters and ambulances. One was listed in critical condition, two were in serious condition and two others were in good condition as they were being taken to hospitals, authorities said.

A third vehicle also was involved in the crash, but no injuries were reported.

An investigation continued Monday into the cause of the crash.

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