Driver struck, killed by vehicle along I35E near Buc-ee’s in Denton

The Denton Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning along the southbound lanes of I35E near Buc-ee’s Blvd.

Denton police and fire were called to the scene around 4:20am this morning after two drivers reported hitting an individual in the road.

Police determined the individual had stopped their vehicle on the right shoulder of the interstate for an unknown reason. The driver got out and was struck by one vehicle in the far right lane of traffic. A second driver also struck the individual.

Paramedics responded to the scene, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

All lanes of southbound I35E were closed for approximately 4 hours while Denton police investigated the scene.

The victim has not yet been publicly identified.