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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Fatality Crash in Denton County  

Date & Time: January 8, 2023, at 2:59 p.m.  

County: Denton.  

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.  

Driver: Deceased.  

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  


Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant  

Texas Department of Public Safety  

Media and Communications  


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