A man and a woman died Saturday afternoon near Flat in Coryell County when the car they were in collided head-on with a pickup truck. A third man was hospitalized.

The Department of Public Safety said identities were being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 36 near Coryell County Road 185.

Officials said the driver of a Chevrolet Lumina on Highway 36 was attempting to pass another vehicle. The driver of an eastbound pickup truck hit the car head-on. The man and woman in the car died at the scene. The driver of the pickup was taken by ambulance to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at chaefner@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7551.

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