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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 8.19.2023 Fatality Crash in Denton County

Date & Time: August 19, 2023, at 12:25 am.

City: Lewisville.

County: Denton.

Location: Sam Rayburn Tollway near Denton Tap Rd.


Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.


Vehicle 1: 2015 Chevrolet 1500.

Driver: Non-incapacitating injuries.

Michael Andrew Rains. A 33-year-old male from Carrollton, TX.

Vehicle 2: 2015 Toyota Corolla.

Pedestrian 1: Deceased.

Maham Junaid Khan. A 21-year-old female from McKinney, TX.

Pedestrian 2: Serious injuries.

Shannon Winters Christian. An 18-year-old female from Plano, TX.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 2 became disabled, partially in the left shoulder and partially in the inside lane, after it struck the left-side concrete barrier. Pedestrians 1 and 2 were standing near vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 was traveling in the inside lane when it struck vehicle 2 and both pedestrians. Pedestrian 1 was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lewisville Fire Department, pedestrian 2 was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries, and the driver of vehicle 1 was transported to Medical City Lewisville with non-incapacitating injuries. This crash investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper T. Wilkerson, DPS – NTTA Carrollton.


A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days     



Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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