One dead, another seriously injured in crash near Burnett Ranch Road

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Department of Public Safety officials confirmed one person died and another person was seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday morning.

DPS Trooper Dan Buesing said the wreck occurred just before 8 a.m. on northbound U.S. 287 one mile west of Burnett Ranch Road. The driver, Eleine Soriano, 23, of California, was driving south on U.S. 287 and left the roadway and went into the center median.

Soriano then over corrected to the right which caused the vehicle to skid sideways across the highway and into a ditch. The SUV rolled several times coming to rest on its roof, according to DPS officials.

Soriano was pronounced dead at the scene by a local Justice of the Peace. The passenger, a 25-year-old man from Mansfield, Texas, was taken to United Regional to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

According to a preliminary press release, both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The wreck is being investigated by Texas Highway Patrol.

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