According to the Denton Police Department, two people were killed in an Interstate 35E crash near State School Road. On Wednesday morning, April 13th, officers responded to the crash around 9:55 a.m. According to Denton Police Department spokesperson, Amy Cunningham, the accident occurred in the 3600 block of I-35E, near the State School Road overpass. For several hours on Wednesday, first responders closed all of the interstate’s southbound lanes.
According to Cunningham, the crash involved two vehicles: a passenger vehicle and a semi-trailer. When first responders arrived, they discovered the passenger vehicle underneath the semi-trailer, which had to be extricated by the Denton Fire Department. The two occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office had not yet identified the occupants. Cunningham stated that the investigation is still ongoing. Denton police have not released a possible cause for the crash, which was the city’s seventh fatal crash in 2022.
At this time, police cannot say what caused the accident because they are still gathering information to piece together what happened. While it is tempting to blame the driver for common causes such as texting, distracted driving, and speeding, we must recognize that there are other possibilities. Jumping to conclusions isn’t fair to the driver or the victims. For all we know, the accident could have been caused by a mechanical problem, driver fatigue, dangerous roads, or a lack of visibility. There are so many variables that could be a factor that police must conduct a thorough investigation, carefully examining even the smallest details that may appear insignificant on the surface. Improper lane change, as well as inadequate underride guard protection, need to be investigated.