A Tarleton State University football player was killed in a head-on collision early Sunday morning on U.S. Hwy. 281.

Alex Sanchez, 21, died at the scene after his 2014 white Chrysler 300 traveling north on Hwy. 281 veered into oncoming traffic, striking a 1997 green Ford pick flatbed driven by Lyle Thomas Hussong, 25, according to the DPS accident report.

Hussong was also pronounced dead at the scene. He was living in Stephenville, but was an Ohio resident. 

The accident occurred about 2 a.m. 

Sanchez was a 2013 graduate of Stephenville High School and was set to begin his senior year at Tarleton, where he played wide receiver.