Two cars, two drivers, one crash, two deaths – husband and wife

Two people die when their cars collide. They were related. Is this shocking? Emotionally, yes. But it’s not that hard to believe.

Husband, Wife Killed After Colliding in Head-On Crash | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.

A North Texas husband and wife have died when their vehicles collided head-on near where both work.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports the husband and wife were alone in their vehicles during the wreck near the Marhard Pullet Farm. DPS identified the victims as 31-year-old Nicolas Cruz and 26-year-old Kristina Munoz.

A terrible tragedy. Note the clues in this piece that show that this is not as amazing a coincidence as it seems to be.

  • They worked at the same place
  • There was likely one route, a winding country road without markings
  • One or the other may have been travelling at a high rate of speed.

Add it all up and you can see that there is an increased likelihood that the people would have worked at the same location, thus travelled the same route. In addition, other factors came into play. Odd but not astounding.

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  5 comments for “Two cars, two drivers, one crash, two deaths – husband and wife

  1. One Eyed Jack
    June 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    A few years back, a cousin of mine was in a bad accident. By coincidence, one of my uncles happened on the scene only a few seconds after it happened. They live over 40 miles apart and have no reason for being in the same area on any given day.

    Despite the fact that they didn’t have an accident, that chance incident is more unlikely than the crash mentioned in the article.

  2. Shen
    June 7, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    People are shocked about that? Is there some kind of unknown force in the universe which prevents a husband and their wife from colliding into one another in a car accident? Just because they’re related? Uh? Could apply that question to pretty much any coincidence, there’s just nothing that can make such an event impossible to occur.

  3. Taed
    June 7, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Note that neither was wearing their seat belt. I don’t know how uncommon that is in Texas, but where I live, we have about a 98% seat belt use rate. My first reaction was that this was a dual-suicide or a murder-suicide due to that.

    • June 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      I did notice that. But there are still lots of careless people who don’t have this habit down yet. I don’t think that lends itself to think it was on purpose.

    • One Eyed Jack
      June 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

      A dual suicide really doesn’t makes sense as they were driving separate cars. If two people were to plan a double suicide, it seems more natural that they would choose to go together in the same car.

      Murder suicide may be more plausible. It is conceivable that they had problems and one decided to kill them both in one accident.

      Without specific information indicating either of those scenarios, a simple accident sounds much more likely.

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