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Posted on: November 27, 2022

Fatal Thanksgiving Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 27, 2022 – The Denton Police Department is seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect vehicle involved in the death of a pedestrian on Thanksgiving.

At 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, officers responded to a hit-and-run crash on westbound University Drive, just west of Bell Avenue. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The Denton Fire Department transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. His identity has not yet been released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Traffic investigators are working to determine the make and model of the suspect vehicle, which likely sustained front end or front side damage.

A vehicle of interest has been described as an unknown color 2007 to 2009 Hyundai Elantra. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information concerning the suspect vehicle should call 940-349-8181 and ask to speak with a traffic investigator or supervisor.

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