Child Injured in Accident at US 77 in McLennan County, TX

September 1, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 77, Denton, McLennan County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado
US 77
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado left the roadway before traveling high a ditch and striking a concrete culvert

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a child at US 77 in McLennan County, TX on September 1st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 12:09 a.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Silverado operated by a 30-year-old Golinda was headed southbound before leaving the roadway for unconfirmed reasons. The vehicle is believed to have traveled through a barrow ditch before striking a mailbox before traveling off a concrete culvert and into metal fence posts and a chainlink fence. The impact caused the vehicle to roll onto its side, part of the fence post striking passenger in the vehicle. That passenger, an 8-year-old child, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Sources indicate officers suspect alcohol involvement and an intoxication assault charge was recommended and/or issued.

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