• Denton Police Department

Fatality Crash

DENTON, TX, Aug. 31, 2020 – On Monday, Aug. 31 at approximately 3:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to a major crash on southbound I-35 E. at the McCormick St. overpass. A vehicle had struck a pedestrian on the highway.

Denton Fire and EMS responded and pronounced the pedestrian, who was an adult male, deceased. All lanes of southbound I-35 E were closed for several hours while officers conducted their preliminary crash investigation.

At this time, this is being investigated as a hit-and-run crash. Traffic investigators are searching for a dark gray Honda with right front corner and passenger side damage. Investigators are still working to identify the model of this vehicle. It is possible that the driver of this vehicle may not have known they struck a person.

Additionally, the pedestrian was struck by at least one secondary vehicle following the initial crash. The driver of this vehicle did stop, and is cooperating with the investigation.

If you were involved, or have any information surrounding this crash, please contact Traffic Officer Tom Birckbichler at (940) 349-7851, or Traffic Officer Arie’ll Bell at (940) 349-7941.


Contact: Allison Beckwith, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com

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