Louisiana natives, Scott Morris, 51, and Kandy Nichols, 45, died after a two vehicle crash that occurred at around 4:45 p.m. on US-96 just north of Devils Creek.

A preliminary crash investigation indicated that Morris was driving an SUV with Nichols a five-year-old child.

The SUV was heading north on US-96 when their vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane, striking a pickup head-on.

Morris and Nichols were pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the Texas Highway Patrol, the five-year-old was injured and taken to a Jasper hospital for treatment.

The driver of the pickup was identified as 52-year-old Wiergate native, Sammy Jones. He was also taken to a Jasper hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities are still investigating this crash.