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A Houston woman has died in a fiery head-on collision while trying to overtake a car on a Central Texas road.

MILAM COUNTY, Texas (KWTX)- The Texas Department of Public Safety said a Houston woman driving a 2017 Volvo SUV was killed in a head-on collision with a Ford F-350 pickup truck on FM 485.

DPS troopers said the woman was driving westbound on FM 485 about 5 miles west of Herne, Texas, shortly before 8 p.m. Jan. 9.

An investigation found that she “passed when it was not safe to do so and crossed into the east lane in the path of a Ford pickup truck,” DPS said.

According to DPS, the driver of the heavy truck attempted to evade and drove into an eastbound ditch to avoid colliding with the Volvo.

According to DPS, the driver of the Volvo attempted to return to the westbound lane, but was unable to do so and instead collided with a pickup truck.

The Volvo caught fire on impact.

The Volvo driver, whose name has not yet been released by DPS, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Greg Hölscher.

The fatal collision is still under investigation.

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