Troopers identify victims killed in Highway 21 crash in Madison County

It occurred on Highway 21 west of North Zulch between FM 2865 and Highway 39.
Texas DPS confirms the wreck involves two vehicles and two people have been killed.
Texas DPS confirms the wreck involves two vehicles and two people have been killed.(MGN stock image)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 3:18 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:04 AM CST
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NORTH ZULCH, Texas (KBTX) - State troopers are investigating a deadly crash in Madison County, the second fatality wreck to be reported on Monday in the Brazos Valley.

The latest crash occurred on Highway 21 west of North Zulch between FM 2865 and Highway 39.

DPS says a 2014 Nissan pickup and a 2015 Freightliner 18-wheeler were both traveling eastbound and a 2012 Buick SUV was traveling westbound. The Nissan was passing the 18-wheeler in a no-passing zone, according to DPS, struck the Buick head-on, hit the 18-wheeler, then caught fire.

The driver of the Nissan, 81-year-old James Nash, of Leona and the driver of the Buick, 76-year-old Carole Martin, of Normangee, were killed in the crash.

The 18-wheeler driver was not injured.

Troopers are also investigating a deadly crash Monday morning on Highway 36 south of Caldwell in Burleson County.