Two die in Texas 71 crash

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING - Com­piled from staff re­ports

Two peo­ple were killed Fri­day morn­ing in a col­li­sion on Texas 71 about two miles east of U.S. 281 near Shovel Moun­tain Road, a Texas Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion of­fi­cial said.

The col­li­sion oc­curred shortly af­ter 9 a.m., when a sport util­ity ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing west on Texas 71 crossed into the east­bound lanes and hit a dump truck be­long­ing to Burnet County, said state spokesman John Hurt.

The dump truck caught fire with the driver still in­side, Hurt said.

The iden­ti­ties of the de­ceased were not re­leased Fri­day.

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