Sherman Police said a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 1500 block of FM 1417 Sunday night.
In an emailed press release distributed Monday, the department said officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 8:40 p.m. and, upon arrival, found David Mondares, 34, of Sherman deceased.
“The initial investigation indicated Mondares was in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle,” the department’s statement read. “The investigation is still being conducted to determine what other factors, if any, contributed to the crash.”
The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision was not injured and, according to release, remained at the scene to cooperate with members of the department’s Critical Accident Investigation Team overseeing the crash. Sgt. Brett Mullen said the driver had not been charged or arrested as of Monday morning.
Emergency crews halted traffic on FM 1417 for roughly two and a half hours as investigators reviewed the scene and collected evidence.
Mullen urged all pedestrians and drivers to remain alert when traveling on or near roadways.
”By law, pedestrians must walk on the right side of the road, facing traffic and they must use sidewalks when they are provided,” Mullen said. “These laws are designed to help keep pedestrians safe from vehicles. Drivers need to be able to see possible dangers ahead of them and anticipate unexpected things happening. Driving is possibly one of the most dangerous things we do, so everyone must be absolutely focused on driving safely.”