A New Year’s Eve celebration ended in tragedy when an unknown suspect shot Sara Mutschlechner, killing the 20-year-old college student in north Texas.
Mutschlechner was driving with three passengers in the very early hours of Friday. A dark-colored Toyota or Lexus SUV pulled up next to her sedan and “words were exchanged” among the occupants of the two vehicles, according to a statement from the Denton Police Department.
As both cars were crossing an intersection, someone in the SUV opened fire, striking Mutschlechner in the head, police said. Her car crashed into an electrical pole; the SUV fled.
Mutschlechner was transported to an area hospital, where she later died. She was a student at the University of North Texas and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. (Read more from “New Year’s Eve Celebration Ends in Tragedy After a College Student Is Shot and Killed” HERE)