Four people are dead following a head-on crash early Tuesday on U.S. Highway 287 just north of Dumas.
Marc Joseph, 45, of Dumas, was driving a 2011 Nissan Rogue in the northbound lane of Highway 287 at 5:19 a.m. roughly two miles north of Dumas, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.
At the same time, a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by Gregorio Avalos-Rivera, 69, of Spearman, was driving south in the northbound lane, and the two vehicles collided.
Joseph and his passenger, Kenzy Sime, 38, of Dumas were both pronounced dead at the scene by Moore County Justice of the Peace Sue Sims.
Avalos-Rivera and his passenger, Jose Chavez, 57, of Spearman, were also pronounced dead at the scene.
All four were wearing seat belts, according to DPS reports.
The accident shut down the northbound lane on Highway 287 for more than five hours, according to DPS Sgt. Cindy Barkley. She said road conditions were dry and no other vehicles were involved.
The accident is under investigation by DPS.
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