Two dead after fiery head-on crash near Tomball


The crash happened Tuesday morning along FM 2978 about five miles outside of Tomball in southwest Montgomery County. There is not much left of the pickup and a flat bed truck that collided near a curve in the road. Both trucks have smashed front ends that burned in a fire.

State troopers say two people riding in the flat bed truck died. The driver of the other truck survived and is not believed to be seriously injured.

DPS Trooper Erik Burse says the driver of the flatbed truck, 31-year-old Wilson Avelar, is in the process of being charged with two counts of negligent homicide.

The victims' names have not been released pending notification of family.

FM 2978 was closed as state troopers worked to figure out how the accident happened.

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