Monday, November 29, 2021

Update: Alcohol, speed primary factors in Denton fatal crash

On Friday morning, police are investigating a fatal crash in southwest Denton that is believed to have involved an intoxicated driver.

At 2:17 a.m. Friday, Denton police responded to a major crash between a pickup and a sedan at the intersection of Jim Christal Road and Western Boulevard, near Denton Enterprise Airport. They located one person dead in a vehicle and an injured person on the ground, according to a Denton Police Department news release.

Investigators have learned that the pickup was headed west on Jim Christal Road at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign, striking the sedan on its passenger side as it was headed on north on Western Boulevard. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead on scene, and the driver of the pickup — who was ejected from the vehicle — was hospitalized with serious to critical injuries. Alcohol and speed — on the part of the pickup driver — are two primary factors in the crash, according to police.

As of Friday afternoon, no arrests have been made and the crash is still under investigation. No identities have been released yet.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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