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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 8.30.2023 Fatality Crash in Denton County

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3         Number of Injured: 0               Number Killed: 1

Date & Time: August 30, 2023, at 5:40 a.m.

County: Denton.

Location: State Highway 114 and S County Line Rd.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2002 Toyota Camry.

Driver 1:  Deceased.

Mukti Gurung, 35-YOA, from Justin, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Pronounced by the Justin Fire Department.

Vehicle 2: 2020 Kenworth T680 towing a 2019 Hyundai Trailer (18-wheeler).

Driver 2:

Stacy Hendrix, 51-YOA, from Arlington, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Not injured.

Vehicle 3: 2017 Peterbilt towing a 2021 dump trailer (18-wheeler).

Driver 3:

Joel Shelton, 53-YOA, from Valley View, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Not injured.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling westbound when it rear-ended the trailer of vehicle 2. The driver of vehicle 1 exited, began to run across the westbound lanes, and was struck by vehicle 3. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper C. Henderson, DPS – Carrollton.


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



Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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