Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a crash on FM 2004 in Hitchcock, police said.

The crash occurred on the highway near the Galveston-Brazoria county line about 9:30 a.m., police said.

Police released few details about the crash on Wednesday.

A pickup truck driving north on the highway swerved as it tried to avoid a car that had moved into its lane while coming from the opposite direction, police said.

As it swerved, it struck a white work van head-on, police said.

The two people inside the truck were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the van was taken to a hospital, police said.

Police did not immediately release the identities of the two people killed.

Parts of the highway were shut down for about four hours as investigators gathered information and cleaned up crash debris.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(4) comments

Rusty Schroeder

That curve coming from Hall's Bayou is very dangerous because it put's drivers in a head on path. If the car driving towards Hitchcock isn't paying attention it will drive directly into the path of the car driving towards the bayou and plants. The red tarp over the truck and the crime scene tape tells me someone didn't make it. RIP.

Kelly Naschke

I thought the same thing when I saw the red tarp. Sad.[sad]

John E Sr. Macrini

There have been enough fatal accidents at this location to warrant having flashing warning lights preceding both directions of this section of TX FM 2004.

Carlos Ponce

"As three vehicles headed south on FM 2004, the middle vehicle tried to pass the car in front of it, Hitchcock Police Capt. Timothy Underwood said. A brown 2002 Chevy Silverado heading north was approaching too quickly for the vehicle to pass safely, causing both vehicles to swerve, Underwood said."

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