TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Fatality Crash in Denton County
Date & Time: January 8, 2023, at 2:59 p.m.
Location: FM-1173 near Lovers Ln.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH Weather: Clear Road Condition: Dry
Vehicle one: 2012 Chevrolet Silverado.
Driver: Critical injuries.
Lorenzo Perez Mendoza, male, 55 YOA, from Krum, TX.
Vehicle two: 2016 Ford Flex.
Kelsey Harris, female, 42 YOA, from Krum, TX.
Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle one was traveling westbound, and vehicle two was traveling eastbound on FM-1173. The driver of vehicle 1 braked and veered into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with stopped traffic and crashed head-on with vehicle two. The driver of vehicle one was transported to Medical City Denton with critical injuries, and the driver of vehicle two was pronounced deceased at the scene. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated by: Trooper J. Richey, DPS – Denton.
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/CrashReportSearch.htm
Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant
Texas Department of Public Safety
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