Pedestrian hit, killed in Sherman

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Authorities are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in Sherman Sunday night.

Police say they received a call regarding a pedestrian versus vehicle crash in the 1500 block of Vietnam Veterans Pkwy.

When the officers arrived at the scene they found 34-year-old David Mondares to be deceased after being struck by a Nissan Altima.

The driver was uninjured and cooperated with the officers.

Initial findings indicated Mondares was in the roadway when he was hit.

His family tells us Mondares worked at Tyson in Sherman, had a huge heart, and loved his family.

People who live close to the area say there is limited visibility.

"Since 1417 was built, that corner has been just a disaster for wrecks."

Neighbor Mike Bell said two decades ago, his best friend died there in a fiery crash.

"He was killed on the corner, my best buddy killed on the corner," Bell said.

He tells us his grandkids and one of his neighbors have also been involved in crashes at that same location.

While the recent addition of a turn lane has helped, he said he still worries about people speeding.

"A lot of people are really way too fast," Bell said. "Obey the law, pay attention, don't talk on your phone."

Sherman Police Sgt. Brett Mullen says the road was shut down for almost three hours Sunday while their accident investigation team responded.

He said the driver is cooperating and charges have not been filed.

"A tip I urge is to expect the unexpected," Mullen said. "Driving is one of the more dangerous things we do. We have to foresee and anticipate bad things to happen."

Mondares' funeral is set for Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Waldo Family Center.

The investigation into other factors that could have caused the crash is ongoing.

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