A single-car accident on Sept. 2 in Van Alstyne has resulted in the death of a Sherman woman.
Van Alstyne police say that at approximately 9:20 p.m. a late model black Lexus was observed by witnesses traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on southbound U.S. Highway 75. The driver of the vehicle was observed weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed until she lost control of the car and drove off the road into a grass median just south of Farmington Road. Police say the car rolled multiple times, ejecting the driver before it came to rest.
Van Alstyne police, fire and EMS units responded, as did Howe police officers, and the driver was transported to Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman where she was pronounced dead.
Van Alstyne police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Emily King, of Sherman.
According to VAPD Chief Tim Barnes, the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and are investigating whether alcohol as well as speed may have been a factor in the accident. Police are awaiting toxicology reports from the Collin County Medical Examiner office.
The accident left debris strewn over the highway and forced the shutdown of the roadway for more than an hour. Police report that other vehicles struck debris left by the accident but no other injuries were reported.
For the past seven-day reporting period, VAPD responded to 12 incidents and 282 calls for service.
On Aug. 31 at approximately 3:35 a.m., 36-year-old Tonya Farrar, of McKinney was stopped on E. Jefferson. She was arrested and charged with DWI-2nd, a misdemeanor A offense. She was also charged with driving with an invalid or suspended license, a misdemeanor B offense.
On Sept. 4 at approximately 8:01 p.m., officers responded to a reckless driver call on southbound Highway 75. Pulled over and arrested for DWI-2nd, a misdemeanor A offense, was49-year-old Jose Amilcar Romero Ribera, of Fort Worth.
On Sept. 5, officers responded to an initial welfare concern call in the 700 block of Tolson at approximately 1:14 a.m. Police ultimately arrested 53-year-old Lesa Mayberry, of Van Alstyne, on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, a misdemeanor B offense.
Also on Sept. 5 at approximately 6:47 p.m. police were called out to assist a vehicle with a blown tire on southbound Highway 75. During the assistance, the responding officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. He then performed a search of the vehicle resulting in the discovery of marijuana. Leonoardo Angeles-Palma, 22, of Carrollton, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 2 (more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams), a felony 3 offense. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance-penalty group 3, a misdemeanor A offense.