Skip to Navigation Skip to Main Content
DRC

Blotter: Aubrey woman dies after three-car crash near Krum

A three-car crash near Krum on Thursday morning resulted in the death of 48-year-old Aubrey resident Sandra Sanders, according to authorities.  

The crash occurred about 7 a.m. at FM1173 and Lovers Lane, about 2 miles from Krum city limits in unincorporated Denton County. A 41-year-old Krum woman was driving a 2000 Cadillac Escalade west on FM 1173 followed by a 2014 Ford Fiesta, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel. 

At the time, Sanders was driving a 2002 Saturn Ion in the eastbound lane at the time, he said. 

When the Cadillac slowed to make a left turn onto Lovers Lane, the 22-year-old male driver of the Ford Fiesta didn't control the vehicle's speed "for an undetermined reason" and struck the Cadillac, Haschel said in an email. The force of the crash pushed the Cadillac into the eastbound lane, where it struck Sanders's vehicle. 

Sanders was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver of the Cadillac was taken to Medical City Denton with serious injuries, Haschel said. The driver of the Ford Fiesta did not have serious injuries. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the ongoing investigation. 

Other reports 

2500 block of Acorn Bend — A 21-year-old woman said she was forced to sleep in a closet on Monday after her family physically and verbally assaulted her, according to a police report. 

The woman filed the assault report at the Denton Police Department at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, but no arrests were made. The report did not elaborate on the claim. 

1000 block of Fulton Street — A 15-year-old boy said a suspect stabbed him in the back of the shoulder with a pencil on Wednesday at Denton High School. 

The report did not specify whether the victim and suspect were students at the high school. No arrests were made.

1000 block of South Mayhill Road — A construction trailer and a PVC pipe were stolen from a crew working on the Mayhill Road expansion project, according to a police report. 

The report did not include the exact time the trailer and pipe were believed to have been stolen. The construction company was identified as Housley Communications Inc. 

No arrests were made. 

1000 block of Parvin Street — Denton police were dispatched to Denia Park on Wednesday morning after receiving reports of a person chasing an 11-year-old child with a knife. 

Police determined that the child was chased but did not find the suspect, according to the police report. No arrests were made. 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 950 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 60 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 155 calls for service and made six arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 19 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one grass fire.