At 10:18am, WFPD Officers responded to a one vehicle accident on Kell West between Austin and Burnett. A silver Mercury sedan, driven by 19 year old Mark Anthony Sanders, was travelling westbound in the 1100 Blk of Kell West when the vehicle lost control striking a curb and a tree. The impact of the crash split the vehicle in half and Sanders was ejected. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation, however speed and wet road conditions are believed to contributing factors. Sanders’ body will be sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy. More information will be released if, and when, it becomes available by the WFPD Public Information Office.
This is the 8th fatality due to vehicle crashes in Wichita Falls this year.