A head-on collision late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 67 about four miles west of Glen Rose resulted in the death of one man from Hico and another from De Leon, authorities said.
DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum said Cody Michael Mitcham, 26, of De Leon, was the driver of a 1994 Ford Mustang that struck a 2017 Ford F-250 that was pulling a Coleman travel trailer. The passenger in the Mustang was Timothy Edward Peppers, a 51-year-old Hico man.
Both Peppers and Mitcham were pronounced dead at the scene by Somervell County Justice of the Peace Scott May.
The collision, which occurred at about 5:50 p.m., sent the car containing Peppers and Mitchell into a ditch on the eastbound side of the highway.
“The vehicle caught fire and burned,” Gillum stated.
The crash occurred near the highway’s intersection with County Road 2025, which is the entrance to the Morrison Valley subdivision.
Gillum noted that the Mustang was traveling west on 67 when it was entering a left-hand curse, then "traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and veered back across the westbound and into the eastbound lane," striking the pickup.
The passenger in the pickup, 48-year-old Kim Aviles of Frisco, was flown to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth by air ambulance. The driver was her husband, Christopher T. Aviles, who was treated at the scene.
Gillum said that the DPS investigation into the crash is continuing.