Driver killed after recklessly fleeing from police, crashing in Johnson County

The Itasca Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this evening along northbound Interstate 35W in the Grandview area.

According to Itasca PD, the driver of a pickup truck was driving recklessly on the highway. Law enforcement officers pursued the driver into Johnson County where a major crash occurred along Interstate 35W near County Road 201 in Grandview.

Immediately following the accident, police officers called for paramedics and attempted life-saving measures on the driver. An air ambulance was called to the scene by paramedics and Grandview FD.

The helicopter airlifted the driver to JPS Hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Identity has not been publicly released due to next of kin notification.

Northbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed while firefighters landed the helicopter.