MIDLOTHIAN — The female driver of a passenger car lost her life in a single-vehicle accident that took place Monday, Oct. 21 in Midlothian. Emergency crews were dispatched to the accident at around 6:30 p.m.

“We had a single-car accident at the intersection of 14th Street and East Main with one occupant in the vehicle. The vehicle was traveling eastbound, lost control and struck a light post at a high rate of speed,” said Midlothian Deputy Fire Chief Dale McCaskill. “The occupant was pinned inside the vehicle. It took about 15 minutes to extricate her.”

McCaskill said the vehicle sustained major damage and there was heavy trauma to the patient.  

A helicopter from PHI Air Medical was called out to the scene. Due to the extent of the driver’s injures she was transported by a Midlothian Fire Department ambulance to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie. After arriving at the hospital the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead. No other information was available as of press time.

Members of the Midlothian Police Department also provided assistance at the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Midlothian Police Department at this time. Units cleared the scene at about 8 p.m. and returned to the station.

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