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Blotter: Medical examiner identifies pedestrian hit and killed on Interstate 35E

The pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car Monday night on Interstate 35E has been identified as 29-year-old Danny Walton. 

Police believe Walton is a Sanger resident, but the medical examiner has not released his official city of residence. He attended Denton and Sanger high schools, according to Walton's Facebook page.  

Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose said traffic investigators found video surveillance footage of Walton walking from the west side of the highway to the east side. They still don't know why he was crossing the highway Monday night, Cose said. 

"We may never know why he was crossing the highway there," he said. 

At about 11:30 p.m. Monday, the driver of a northbound Infiniti struck Walton in the 3900 block of I-35E. The driver then lost control of his vehicle as he left the highway and crossed the northbound service road, police said. 

The vehicle eventually came to a stop in a grassy area in front of Accessory Superstore. The driver was treated for injuries at a local hospital. 

Police said there's no evidence to show the driver was distracted or intoxicated at the time of the crash. He also didn't appear to be speeding, Cose said. 

Other reports 

100 block of Avenue A — Two men were arrested on public intoxication charges Wednesday near the Fry Street bar area after police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area, according to a report. 

Police stopped two pedestrians at about 2:15 a.m. near Crooked Crust, where they were eventually arrested on the intoxication charges. One of the men was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The report did not include the specific reason why police stopped the two men. They were taken to Denton City Jail. 

700 block of Fort Worth Drive — A 28-year-old man said someone threw a rock at his car windshield early Wednesday morning in a Studio 6 hotel parking lot, according to police.  

The suspect was not identified in the police report, and no arrests were made. 

1500 block of East McKinney Street — A man allegedly stole wine bottles from a local 7-Eleven two days in a row this week, according to police. 

The caller told police a man, who was not identified in the report, stole the bottles on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.  No arrests have been made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 941 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 45 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 124 calls for service and made six arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 22 medical calls, one building fire, one cooking fire and one passenger vehicle fire.