Thursday, December 2, 2021

Man charged with murder after fatal crash in southwest Denton

A Denton County man with multiple DWI convictions has been arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle — killing the other driver — while he was speeding and intoxicated, according to the Denton Police Department.

At 2:17 a.m. on Oct. 22, 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. Investigators 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 north on Western Boulevard, according to a Denton PD news release. 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.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Aman Qureshi, 34, of Aubrey.

The driver of the pickup, 52-year-old Damon Brown of Krum, was hospitalized until Monday. Denton PD said that because Brown has been convicted of DWI three separate times, this incident is elevated to a felony and meets the criteria for murder. Police arrested Brown immediately after his release from the hospital and took him to Denton County Jail.

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

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