FREESTONE COUNTY, TX (03/11/2015) — Two people were killed, and two others were injured following a two-vehicle accident near Fairfield, Texas Wednesday night.
The accident occurred on FM 27 in rural Freestone County at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday night (about four miles west of Fairfield). 21-year-old Ian Spence (of Mexia, Texas) and 20-year-old Megan Cook (of Fairfield, Texas) were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to Texas DPS reports, Ian Spence was driving a 2003 Chevy Impala westbound on FM 27, an undivided two-lane road. Megan Cook was a passenger in his car. A 2008 Jeep Cherokee, driven by a 56-year-old from Wortham, Texas, was traveling eastbound on FM 27. It is still early in the investigation process, and two separate news outlets are offering differing accounts of what happened from here.
KWTX is reporting that the Jeep Grand Cherokee veered into the westbound lane after the driver over-corrected, causing the collision. KXXV reports that it was Spence’s Impala that veered into the eastbound lanes after overcorrecting.
Ian Spence and Megan Cook were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The driver and passenger in the Jeep were transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
According to officials, road conditions did not appear to be a factor as the pavement was dry at the time of the accident.