Two passengers died, including a Dumas resident, and the driver was seriously injured following a traffic accident that took place Monday evening in Hartley County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), 34-year-old Lliana Sauceda, 34, of Dumas, and Lucio Quezada-Hernandez, 28, of Dalhart, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hartley County Justice of the Peace Beth Moore. Both were passengers in a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado driven by 31-year-old Jose Munoz of Dalhart.

The accident took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday  on County Road G about 8 miles southeast of Dalhart.

The DPS report  states Munoz was driving eastbound on County Road G when the vehicle left the roadway and traveled into the north ditch. The vehicle then traveled back onto the roadway in a side skid and rolled over.

Neither the driver nor the two passengers were wearing their seat belts.

The DPS report says the unsecured occupants were ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest in the field facing south on its wheels.

The DPS report also states the driver had been drinking. As a result, charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

The accident remains under investigation by Texas Highway Patrol Troopers.

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