3 people killed after head-on collision in Runnels County

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RUNNELS COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Three people were killed during a head-on collision in Runnels County Tuesday afternoon. 

Driver Chengju Huo, 51, and his passenger, Huixiang Zhang, 46, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on SH 158 southeast of Ballinger just before 1:30 p.m.

The driver of another vehicle, Taron Lamar Gipson, died at the hospital following the crash.

A press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety says Gipson was traveling south and Huo was traveling north when Gipson went off the road, overcorrected, and crashed into Huo’s vehicle head-on. 

A teenage passenger in Huo’s vehicle was hospitalized with serious injuries. He was the lone survivor of the crash.

The exact cause of this incident is still under investigation. BigCountryHomepage will update this article if additional information is released. 

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