Multiple people critically injured in crash on Highway 171 in Hill County

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of a major accident on Highway 171 near Hill County Road 1413 around 8:30AM this morning.

TxDPS says a northbound vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle and collided with a southbound vehicle. Law enforcement says foggy conditions may be a contributing factor in the crash.

Three people inside of the northbound car, a driver and two passengers, were transported to the hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to a hospital with critical injuries as well. No other injuries were reported.

Lanes of Highway 171 were blocked while police cleared up the scene.

DPS urges drivers to use caution while driving in foggy conditions.

Update – An infant child died in this crash.