DENTON COUNTY — A 17-year-old boy was killed early Saturday when the pickup truck in which he was riding crashed on a rural road just north of Sanger.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Lonny Haschel said 18-year-old Tyler Monroe of Sanger was behind the wheel of the 2005 GMC truck when it left the pavement in the 4300 block of View Road just after 4 a.m. and slammed first into a utility pole and then hit a tree.
Passenger Bradley Joe Mitchel, 17, died at the scene.
Monroe was taken to Denton Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
He was later jailed, facing charges of intoxication manslaughter, Haschel said.