Wet roads a contributing factor in fatal crash near Cresson

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of a serious crash along Highway 171 in Cresson earlier today.

According to DPS troopers, a passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 171 when it lost traction and started to skid.

The vehicle went across the center line and into the path of a northbound semi truck. Both vehicles collided, causing the passenger vehicle to spin.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

The crash happened around 12:15PM. The roadway was closed for approximately 4.5 hours for law enforcement to clear up the scene.