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Three dead in two-car collision near Ineos Plant (Video)

March 18, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Updated March 17, 2013 at 10:18 p.m.


Three people died Monday afternoon after a head on collision on state Highway 185 in Calhoun County.

A silver Honda Pilot was traveling south on 185 near the Ineos Plant when it crossed the center stripe for an unknown reason about 1:51 p.m. It struck head on a white Ford King Ranch heavy duty pick-up that was traveling north on 185, said Trooper Gerald Bryant, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety.

The Honda Pilot burst into flames on impact and came to rest in a ditch where it caught some grass on fire.

The pick-up flipped on its right side.

The three people in the Honda Pilot were pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace 5 Nancy Pomykal out of Port O'Connor at 3:24 p.m. The bodies cannot be recognized at this time, but Bryant said a license plate for the vehicle indicated they were from Port Lavaca. They will be sent to Travis County Medical Examiner's office.

The two people in the pick-up, Lloyd Skalak, 76, and Barbara Skalak, 64, both of Seadrift, were taken to Citizens Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Mario Gonzales is investigating.

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