UPDATE: One dead, one flown from single vehicle crash in Hill County

Law enforcement in Hill County is investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred earlier this afternoon near the intersection of FM 67 and Highway 81 outside of Itasca.

Emergency personnel from Itasca FD, Grandview FD, CareFlite ground EMS, Hill County Sheriffs Office, and DPS all responded to the scene around 4PM.

Initial reports indicate the driver swerved to avoid an animal in the road. This caused the vehicle to overturn off the roadway.

The driver, who was reported to be a pregnant female, was flown from the crash scene to JPS by Air Evac 51 out of precaution. A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lanes of the highway were closed to allow for the helicopter to land. The scene has since been cleared.