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20-year-old woman dies in Bridge City head-on collision; man hit, killed by car minutes later

Officers responded to a fatal wreck Saturday morning. Minutes later, they were notified of a 45-year-old man who died after being hit by a car.

BRIDGE CITY, Texas — The Bridge City Police Department is investigating two separate fatalities that happened early Saturday morning.

Around 3:06 a.m., officers responded to the head-on collision in the 4000 block of FM 1442 near Bessie Heights Road.

The driver of a Nissan Altima crossed into the southbound lane and struck a Ford F-150 pickup, according to the Bridge City Police.

When authorities arrived, 20-year-old Jillian Blanchard was found dead on the scene. The other driver was later released from the hospital and is expected to live.

Four minutes later at 3:10 a.m., Bridge City officers were notified about a man who had been struck by a car in the 200 block of Ferry Drive. 45-year-old Robert Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Both cases are apart of an on-going investigation with the Bridge City Police Department.

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