Major Crash on Highway 380 Results in Multiple Fatalities
DENTON, TX, May 23, 2021 – At 11:43 a.m., the Denton Police Department and the Denton Fire Department responded to a major crash on Highway 380 near the intersection of Rockhill Rd. Two vehicles had crashed into each other head on, and both sustained major damages. Two additional vehicles were impacted, but those occupants were uninjured. Emergency personnel discovered one deceased adult and one injured adult in one vehicle, and two injured adults and two injured children in another vehicle. All five injured occupants from the two vehicles that crashed head on were transported to local hospitals.
At this time, three fatalities have been confirmed: the adult who was found deceased at the crash scene, and the two children from the second vehicle. The children were 12 months old and 5 years old. One adult involved in the crash is reportedly in stable condition, and the two other adults are in critical condition. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this tragedy, and we ask that the community keep everyone involved in their thoughts as well.
Highway 380 was closed in both directions for several hours, and multiple surrounding agencies responded to assist with traffic control. We are very grateful to all the agencies who showed up to help on this call.
Investigators are working to determine the cause behind this crash.
For Media Inquiries Please Contact: Ofc. Allison Beckwith (940) 349-8558