One-Vehicle Fatal Crash North of Mission Under Investigation

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MISSION – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash.

It happened Thursday around 11:55 p.m. on FM 2221 and Texan Road, north of Mission.

Preliminary investigation revealed a tan Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling eastbound on FM 2221. The driver of the Mercury lost control and crossed the westbound lanes of traffic traveling off the roadway.

The driver overcorrected and went into a left-side skid. The vehicle struck a concrete irrigation pipe and a wooden utility post before coming to a final rest.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A male front passenger was transported to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance with serious injuries.

DPS troopers are further investigating the fatal crash. The identity of the driver will be released once the next of kin is notified. 

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