FM 51 reopened following serious crash in Parker County

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious two-vehicle crash that occurred this afternoon on FM 51 between Weatherford and Springtown.

At around 2:30pm, multiple emergency responders from Parker County and Weatherford were called to the scene on Farm to Market Road 51 between Old Springtown Road and Friendship Road.

Traffic investigators say a driver traveling south on FM 51 crosses into the northbound lane and hit another vehicle head-on. One vehicle ended up overturned in the bar ditch.

Firefighters had to extricate at least one person trapped in the wreckage. The driver of the vehicle who caused the wreck was airlifted by CareFlite air ambulance to a local hospital. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. All sustained serious injuries.

FM 51 was closed while crews investigated the scene, but the roadway has been reopened.

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