One killed, one badly hurt in crash near Denton

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash near Denton.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:59pm, emergency responders from Krum and Denton County were dispatched to a crash at Farm to Market Road 1173 and Lovers Lane Road.

Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck was traveling westbound on FM 1173 when he braked and veered into oncoming traffic to avoid a collision with stopped traffic. When he veered into the eastbound lane, he hit an SUV head-on.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as a 42-year-old woman from Krum.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with critical injuries. He has been identified as a 55-year-old man from Krum.

The crash remains under investigation.