By Julie Vaughan
Two people died in a fiery crash Monday night on Farm-to-Market 314 south of Van.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Matt Cosper said 46-year-old Ben Wheeler resident Jill Troquille had just got off work at the Dinner Bell in Van and was traveling home on FM 314 in a 1995 Ford F150 pickup.
“According to one of the witnesses, a Chevy SUV passed them (the witness) at a high rate of speed,” Cosper said.
The 1997 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Jason Miller, 28, Van, was northbound on FM 314, while Troquille was southbound.
“The SUV crossed over the center strip and hit the truck head on and shortly after the impact, both vehicles were engulfed in fire,” Cosper said.
Troquille and Miller were pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Scott Shinn.
“There is no evidence of drugs or alcohol,” Cosper said, but noted that autopsies have been ordered for the victims.
The crash is still under investigation.