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Two killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Sunday night near Whitharral claimed the lives of two women, including one from Levelland.

Rose Mary Tienda, 51, of Levelland, and 42-year-old Victoria Husemann of Littlefield,  were killed in the accident.

It occurred  at 8:35 p.m. a half mile north of Whitharral on U.S. Highway 385.

Tienda was traveling south in a Chevrolet Suburban while Husemann was northbound in a Chevrolet Cruze.

Tiendaís vehicle veered left and entered the northhbound lane. Her vehicle swerved back to the west just before striking the car head-on, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

The car spun counter clockwise and a came to a rest upright, facing south on the shoulder of the highway.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
 

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