Joan Palacios, 43, of Crosbyton; Juan Palacios, 47, of Crosbyton; and Bryan Isaac Pesina, 20, of Dale, were killed Sunday evening in a head-on car crash near Sweetwater, Texas. Katerina Pesina, 22, of Crosbyton, was also injured in the crash and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in critical condition.
The wreck occurred 19 miles southeast of Sweetwater on Highway 153. Bryan Pesina, who has no relation to Katerina Pesina, was passing an 18-wheeler in a no-passing zone, causing a head-on collision with the other vehicle. The Crosbyton Chiefs Facebook page stated the car crash involved “two of our community members” who were coming home from the state cross country meet.