McGREGOR, Texas (FOX 44) – A 57-year-old Austin man is dead and a Temple man is critically injured in a Tuesday morning head on crash on McGregor’s south side.

McGregor Police report it happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Highway 317 – just inside the south city limits. Police report a Chevy Equinox driven by an Austin man was southbound on 317, when witnesses said it suddenly veered into the northbound lane.

The Equinox collided head on with a GMC Sierra driven by the Temple man. The Temple man was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition, and the Austin man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The highway was closed for three and a half hours.