Denton County

Hit and Run Victim Found on Interstate in Denton

Southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Denton was closed Sunday morning after the body of a hit-and-run victim was found in the median, police say.

Police tweeted for people to avoid the area for a traffic incident. Public Information Officer Shane Kizer said a person called police at about 10:30 a.m. reporting a body next to the median of Interstate 35.

Police responded and closed down the southbound lanes at Oak Street.

At about 1 p.m. police tweeted they are investigating this as a hit and run that happened overnight. Investigators have identifued the man as 20-year-old Drake Austin Jager. He was found lying face down in the median between north and southbound traffic.

Investigators say the driver that hit Jager may be driving a Mazda with a missing driver's side mirror.

If you have any information about the crash, call Denton police at 940-349-8181.

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