UPDATE: Mother killed, children injured in Johnson County crash

This is an update regarding the fatality accident that occurred Friday afternoon along Highway 174 in Johnson County. For our original story, click here.

At 3:58PM on Friday, August 21st, multiple emergency responders from several agencies responded to a serious head-on collision along Highway 174 near Old Foamy Road, between Cleburne and Rio Vista.

DPS investigators believe an SUV was headed south on 174 and collided head-on with a Jeep that was traveling north on 174. The SUV veered into the oncoming lanes for an, as of yet, undetermined reason, causing the impact. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch, the Jeep overturned.

The driver of the SUV was airlifted by CareFlite to Texas Health Harris Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to Texas Health Harris Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel. Her three kids were also traveling with her in the Jeep. One of the kids, a 9-year-old boy, was airlifted to Cook Children’s with possible injuries. The other children were not seriously hurt. The driver has been identified as a 30-year-old woman from Cleburne.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.