Fatality Accident Occurs at Kell West and Austin

Published 07/17 2014 11:03AM

Updated 07/17 2014 04:39PM

Police investigating a fatality crash on Kell West at Austin Street, the city's eight fatality accident this year..

Around 10:20 Thursday morning, police were called to a house on Kell West at Austin. That's where 19-year-old Mark Anthony Sanders, driving a silver Mercury sedan, lost control, hit the curb and a tree in the front yard of the house.

The impact of the crash split the vehicle in two and ejected Sanders from the vehicle. Police say he was the only person in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. John Spragins with the Wichita Falls Police Department said, "Obviously there's a lot of destruction back here with the car and preliminary causes are that high speed and the wet road are contributing factors to the crash."

Roads near the scene were closed for several hours today while investigators process the scene.

Sanders' body will be sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.

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