Texas is getting a lot colder — and possibly a lot more icy and dangerous.

Vernon Fire Department Chief Kent Smead says one person died Monday after a vehicle hit an ambulance stopped at the scene of an unrelated wreck.

Smead says one of three people in the car that struck the ambulance was killed in the deadly accident caused by ice on a nearby overpass.

Freezing rain was possible across North Texas, beginning Monday night and continuing through Wednesday, the National Weather Service says. An arctic airmass was expected to move across North Texas while a storm system approached from the West.

Temperatures were expected to fall below freezing near the Red River on Monday and across much of North Texas before sunrise Tuesday, the weather service said.

An ice storm warning is in effect for much of North Texas, with ice accumulations of around a quarter inch likely.

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