The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred today on Farm to Market Road 51 near County Road 2825 northeast of Decatur.
At around 10:55am, the driver of a passenger vehicle disregarded a no passing zone and attempted to pass a large truck as it climbed a hill. As the vehicle was passing the 18-wheeler, an oncoming pickup truck crested the hill and collided head-on with the passenger vehicle.
One of the occupants inside the passenger vehicle was ejected in the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified him as a 51-year-old man from Fort Worth. The driver, a 32-year-old woman from Fort Worth, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.
The driver and passenger of the pickup truck, a 75-year-old man and 71-year-old woman, were airlifted to Medical City Denton for treatment of their injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.