Two drivers killed in head-on crash along 287 near Decatur

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Thursday evening along the southbound lanes of Highway 287 near FM 407 in the New Fairview area, south of Decatur.

A 36-year-old woman was driving her SUV in the southbound lanes when she crossed the center median and went into the northbound lanes, hitting a northbound SUV head-on. It is unclear why she veered into oncoming traffic.

Multiple emergency responders and paramedics were called to the scene for extrication and patient care.

The 36-year-old woman was transported to nearby Wise Health System in Decatur with life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The driver of the northbound SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 65-year-old man of Bowie.

This crash impacted both northbound lanes and southbound lanes from around 5:30pm until 7:30pm.