UPDATE: 23-year-old female killed in overnight crash near Italy

As we first posted just after midnight, multiple emergency responders from Ellis County were called to the scene of a major accident on Highway 77 near Morgan Road in references to a single vehicle crash.

When officers arrived, they located a vehicle off the roadway and into a creek. Two people, a 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, had been injured.

Air Evac 74 was called to the scene for the male occupant. They airlifted him to Parkland Hospital. CPR was administered to the female on the scene, but her injuries were too severe. She was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The crash is being investigated by the Italy Police Department.