One dies in two-vehicle collision

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One person died after a two-vehicle collision in the 10000 block of East U.S. Highway 380 Thursday morning.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, but police said he was a 20-year-old male.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said at 6:39 a.m. officers responded to the fatality after a male traveling west bound in a Toyota Scion on U.S. 380 veered into the eastbound lane.

When the 20-year-old crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic, he was struck on the passenger’s side by a GMC Suburban.

Officials said the Scion had been in the inside westbound lane and the Suburban was in the middle east bound lane before the t-bone impact.

There was no evidence the Suburban attempted to brake, police said, and the Suburban rode over the Scion across the passenger compartment and nearly to the driver’s side.

Troy Taylor, chief death investigator for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, said the Scion driver suffered severe trauma to his head and abdomen.

Taylor said he was wearing a seat belt. Only one person was inside the Scion at the time of impact.

Three men, who were traveling inside the Suburban, suffered serious injuries because of the crash and were transported to Denton Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance. Grelle said the three had lacerations, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Various lanes of the highway were closed due to investigative purposes for four hours Thursday morning.

Police said the accident is still under investigation.


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