DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — One person is dead after an early morning crash along Highway 175, the C.F. Hawn Freeway.

It was just before 4:00 a.m. when deputies with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office were sent to an accident — involving a lone vehicle — in the westbound lanes of 175, near Prairie Creek.

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Investigators believe the driver of the 2013 Lincoln sedan lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete wall. The car bounced off the wall and went down a ditch. Officials say the crash victim, who was the only person in the car, was not wearing a seatbelt.

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Dallas Fire Rescue transported the driver, who has not been identified, to Baylor Hospital in critical condition. Less than an hour after arriving at the hospital the male driver, who officials believe is approximately 32 years old, was pronounced dead.

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The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

CBSDFW.com Staff