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KAUFMAN, Texas — The Kaufman Police Department is investigating a fatal crash on eastbound U.S. Highway 175 on Thursday night.

Around 5 p.m., the Kaufman Police Department and fire department responded to eastbound U.S. Highway 175 just before the State Highway 34 bypass for a multi-vehicle crash.

Kaufman Police Department Chief Whitaker tells inForney.com that five vehicles, including one which was towing a trailer, were involved in the crash.

One person was pronounced deceased, according to officials. The victim's identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Whitaker says several other people were injured and transported by personal vehicle and CareFlite ambulance. Their injuries were described as none-life threatening.

Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the deadly crash, according to Whitaker.

Multiple other agencies responded and assisted, including the Texas Department of Public Safety which is aiding in the crash investigation.

The highway was reopened at approximately 8:15 p.m.