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Blotter: Two ejected from vehicle in Sanger, dead on scene

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Julia Falcon, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

Two Garland residents were killed in a single-vehicle collision on Interstate 35 in far north Sanger at about 1 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Denton Fire Department helped respond to the crash because Sanger firefighters were working at the scene of a fire elsewhere. According to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office, driver Stephanie Romero, 24, and passenger Ivan Amaya, 16, were both ejected from the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene from blunt-force trauma injuries.

Other reports

600 block of Fort Worth Drive — Denton police responded to a robbery call at about 2 p.m. Saturday, and were told that someone was assaulted in the parking lot of Taco Bell. The victim told police that six or seven people attacked him and stole his belongings. 

No arrests were made. 

1900 block of Brinker Drive — A caller told police he was in the bathroom at Home Depot and said he was being watched. The caller followed the suspect while he was on the phone with police, and police were able to locate the suspect and create an offense report. 

700 block of Fort Worth Drive — A man shot himself in the hand while he was cleaning his gun at about 8 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment, but the injury was not life-threatening. 

3300 block of Woodthrush Lane — Windows of three different cars were broken out at about 7 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. The suspect had also threatened to damage the property earlier in the night, according to reports. The estimated damage was believed to be under $750 for each car owner. 

The suspect was not located at the time of the report. 


Between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday, Denton police made 177 calls for service, made 12 arrests, and filed three felony charges and 16 misdemeanor charges.