Accident

A Temple woman was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning on State Highway 53.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the crash at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday near mile marker 462 east of Temple, according to a news release.

A Chevrolet car traveling west left the roadway for an unknown reason and overturned after attempting to return to the roadway. The passenger, identified as Amy Baker, 41, of Temple was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin were notified, DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard said in the release.

The driver, whose name has not been released yet, was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing, Howard said.