Sandra Cruz tragically killed in Denton multi-vehicle accident

Collision was at Shady Oaks Drive and South Loop 288

DENTON, TX, (July 07, 2021) – Sandra Cruz, 44, of Denton, lost her life in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on South Loop 288.

Police LightsSandra Cruz died on Wednesday evening as the result of a four-vehicle crash at Shady Oaks Drive and South Loop 288 in Denton.

According to police, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Cruz was eastbound on Shady Oaks Drive in a Honda Accord when she was struck by a Cadillac Escalade that was traveling on the loop. Both vehicles subsequently slid into the loop’s northbound lanes where two other vehicles – a Jeep Wrangler and a Toyota Camry – collided with the Cadillac and Honda.

CPR was administered at the scene by a police officer, but, sadly, Cruz was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her cause of death was listed as blunt-force injuries, and her death was ruled an accident.

There were no other reported injuries in the crash.


Each year, roughly 36,000 people die – and another 1.9 million people are injured – in motor vehicle crashes in this country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding was the primary cause of fatal crashes in 2018, followed by the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication; failure to stay in the proper lane; failure to yield the right of way; and distracted driving.

“Road conditions, visibility, and lighting are all possible contributing factors that are considered and must thoroughly be examined,” said Candice Bond, a Managing Partner with Bond Legal.

“An accident reconstruction team is sometimes needed to help piece together what happened. All of these resources are necessary for helping clients receive monetary compensation for damages or a loss following a collision,” said Bond.


Pending the investigation, the family of Sandra Cruz may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims may seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a tragic or catastrophic accident such as this.

“The stress and sorrow can be extremely overwhelming after losing a loved one in an accident,” Stefano Formica, of counsel at Bond Legal.

“We understand just what families are forced to go through, and having their rights protected is vital. A wrongful death lawyer will stay updated on the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.”

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