The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred today at the intersection of Highway 171 and County Road 310A south of Cleburne.
At 10:15am, multiple emergency responders including Cleburne FD and PD, Johnson County EMS, DPS, and Johnson County sheriffs deputies were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection. Officials say the driver of an SUV failed to yield to the right of way at a stop sign on County Road 310A and entered the highway. A commercial truck broadsided the SUV as it pulled into the lane of traffic.
The driver of the SUV, a 23-year-old woman, and a 5-month-old passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. The child was restrained in a car seat. A 55-year-old female passenger was transported by air ambulance to JPS with traumatic injuries. A 2-year-old child was transported to Cook Children’s hospital with injuries. This child was also restrained in a car seat.
The driver of the commercial truck was not seriously injured.
The crash remains under investigation.