One driver killed in four-vehicle crash on US-75 in Plano; alcohol a contributing factor

The Plano Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred last night (Tuesday) August 4th in the northbound lanes of US-75 at Legacy Drive.

Around 9:30PM, police say a vehicle was attempting to pass an SUV when both collided and began to spin out of control. The vehicles then hit a Jeep, which ended up overturning off the highway and onto the service road. The first vehicle also flipped over.

A fourth vehicle on the service road was hit by flying debris.

The driver of the Jeep was pronounced deceased after being transported to a local hospital. She has been identified as a 42-year-old woman from Murphy.

The driver of the first vehicle was transported to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Investigators believe alcohol played a contributing role in the crash.

No charges have been reported at this time. The investigation is ongoing.