Texas Department of Transportation

Fatal Crash Reported Along Interstate 45 in Ellis County

Interstate 45 has reopened after a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon in Ellis County, authorities say.

One person was killed, four people were transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and two others were treated at the scene, according to Ellis County Emergency Management officials.

The crash took place sometime after 3 p.m. and involved at least two vehicles, including a sedan that was split in half.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation said "two vehicles collided on the southbound side of the highway but at least one was propelled into the northbound lane where the fatality accident occurred."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

All lanes of I-45 reopened at about 5:10 p.m.

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