GRANBURY, TX (09/27/2016) — One person was killed, and another sustained serious injuries following a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning.
According to authorities, 18-year-old Victoria Flores was killed and 57-year-old Margaret Henson (of Granbury) was seriously injured in a head-on collision that occurred in the 5500 block of Weatherford Highway (FM 51) near Little Road in Granbury, Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported that at around 6:45 a.m., Flores was traveling southbound in a white 2014 Kia Forte when she fell asleep at the wheel, veered into northbound traffic, and crashed into a white 2005 Dodge Magnum, driven by Margaret Henson.
Henson was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas for treatment of serious injuries. Flores did not survive the accident.
This accident remains under investigation.
Police believe that the driver who caused the accident had fallen asleep at the wheel, and reports show that she had just finished a 12-hour shift at a nearby hotel shortly before the car accident. Apart from this information, officials are unsure if additional factors played a role in this fatal collision (such as wet weather). We will provide updates at they become available.