Driver ejected and killed after crash in Johnson County

DPS troopers are investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred early Tuesday morning on FM 157 just north of Venus.

At approximately 5:40AM yesterday morning, DPS troopers and other emergency responders were called to the scene of a major accident on FM 157 near County Road 510 just north of Venus in Johnson County.

The preliminary investigation shows a vehicle was northbound on FM 157 when it crossed into the southbound lanes and struck a southbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle then crashed off the roadway and into the ditch. The driver of the northbound vehicle was ejected and killed at the scene.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to Methodist Mansfield Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The victim has been identified as a 40-year-old female.