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One fatality followed a car crash early Sunday morning.

Just before 12:30 a.m., a 2004 Nissan Z headed south on Interstate 35E flipped just north of U.S. Highway 380.

As of Sunday afternoon, the driver was identified only as a woman. Khristen Jones, Denton police spokeswoman, said the driver’s name won’t be released until family members have been notified of the incident.

No other injuries or damage has been reported in connection to the crash, Jones said.

“The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary indicators show that speed may have been a factor,” she said.

Other reports

Intersection of Oak and Fry streets — An officer patrolling the area found a 62-year-old man stumbling alone on the sidewalk early Saturday morning.

“The male was unable to stand without assistance and was slurring and mumbling his words,” Jones said.

She said the officer smelled alcohol, and that the man could not explain how he was getting home or how he would get there safely. He was subsequently arrested on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.

According to county records, the man has been arrested for a similar charge more than two dozen times since 2008. His last known address was listed in Krum, but no address was listed during his previous three arrests.

2400 block of Long Road — Following a report of two broken car windows, police arrived Saturday afternoon to find a total of four vehicles with broken windows.

A purse was stolen from each vehicle, each belonging to a woman between the ages of 35 and 80, according to a police report.

Vehicle descriptions, the contents of each purse and the exact location of the vehicles were not available Sunday afternoon.

The Denton Natatorium, Water Works Park and a skate park share a parking lot in the 2400 block of Long Road.


From 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, the Denton Police Department handled 181 service and officer-initiated calls and made eight arrests.

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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