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Sweetwater woman, 61, killed in head-on collision near Roby

ROBY, Texas - A 61-year-old Sweetwater woman was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 180 about 11.1 miles west of Roby.

Killed in the accident was Brenda Karen Rainey, who was pronounced dead at 8:56 a.m. Her body was taken to McCoy's Funeral Home in Sweetwater, a state Department of Public Safety news release said.

Rainey was wearing a seatbelt, the release said.

The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Rainey was traveling west on U.S. 180 in a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta while a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup – driven by an 84-year-old Snyder man – was traveling east, according to DPS. The Snyder man's truck reportedly crossed the center stripe and struck Rainey's vehicle head on.

No other information is available, DPS said in a release.

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