Lyft driver killed, rider hurt in crash north of Denton

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the overnight hours of Tuesday.

At 1:02am, multiple agencies were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I35 near Hockley Creek Road in Cooke County.

Investigators say an SUV was disabled in the northbound lanes from a previous crash. A 30-year-old female Lyft driver conducting a rideshare to the Gainesville area collided with the disabled vehicle, injuring both herself and her passenger. The driver of the disabled vehicle was also injured.

Paramedics transported all three individuals to a local hospital where the Lyft driver was pronounced deceased. Her passenger, a 19-year-old woman from Gainesville, suffered serious injuries, but will survive. The driver of the disabled vehicle, a 73-year-old woman from Cleburne, was seriously injured as well.

The cause of the original crash remains under investigation.