Three fatal accidents occurred in Denton County between the end of August and the beginning of September in 2014. The last accident took place on Sept. 8 around 6:45 p.m. when a 49-year-old man driving a semi-truck pulling a box trailer was traveling west on State Highway 114 near South County Line Road. That driver saw an eastbound Freightliner cross into his lane and tried to evade it, but the two vehicles still collided.
After the initial collision, the Freightliner crashed into a Hyundai Elantra and a Chevrolet Tahoe that were both traveling west, and the 50-year-old driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. The drivers of the westbound semi-truck and the Chevrolet received treatment at the crash site. The 60-year-old driver of the Freightliner was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by an air ambulance.