VAN ZANDT, Texas (KETK) — Two people were confirmed dead after a head-on crash in Van Zandt County on Wednesday afternoon, according to Texas DPS.

The crash happened at SH 19 and CR 1103 around 4:20 p.m. 2.5 miles north of Canton, according to Sgt. Adam Albritton.

A preliminary investigation shows that a 2020 Toyota Tacoma, driven by James M. Branton, 44, of Canton was traveling southbound on SH 19.

A 2015 Ford Escape driven by Dorthy L. Thornton, 91, of Edgewood, was traveling northbound on SH 19 passing several vehicles in a no-passing zone and collided with the Toyota head-on, according to DPS.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

KETK News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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