Sherman Police have identified 26-year-old Kayla Melton as the victim in a wreck Wednesday on Highway 1417. She was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of 1417.

Sherman Police have identified 26-year-old Kayla Melton as the victim in a wreck Wednesday on Highway 1417. She was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of 1417.


The accident happened around 7:23 p.m. According to a press release from the SPD, the initial investigation revealed that Ms. Melton was walking southbound on the east side of the road. "It appears that she (was) crossing the roadway to go to a local convenience store," the release states.


Ms. Melton was struck by a 2006 Honda Civic that was traveling southbound. The driver, and only occupant, of the car received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle.


The Sherman Police Department Critical Accident Investigation Team was called to the scene to take over the investigation. The roadway was shut down for approximately two hours. No charges have been filed, but the case is still an active investigation.