Sara Mutschlechner, a North Texas University sorority sister, was killed in a New Year's road rage shooting in Denton after someone in her car exchanged words with "five or six black males" in another car.
The vehicle Mutschlechner was driving was fired at several times from a Lexus sports utility vehicle that had pulled up next to it about 2 a.m., authorities told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Denton Police community resource officer Shane Kizer said "several words were exchanged" between people in Mutschlechner's vehicle and the Lexus before Mutschlechner was shot.
The Lexus fled the scene and authorities found Mutschlechner beside her vehicle. She was taken off life support Friday evening at the Denton Regional Medical Center.
Mutschlechner's vehicle crashed into a utility pole after the shooting, said the Denton Record-Chronicle
. One person in her vehicle sustained minor injuries from the wreck.
Mutschlechner was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority which held a candlelight vigil for her over the weekend.
Authorities said the shooting followed a New Year's Eve party where police had been called earlier because of a noise complaint. Witnesses told police that two of the Lexus occupants had attended the party.
Mutschlechner didn't drink at the party and was the designated driver for three other people in the vehicle.
Friends and classmates went to social media to express their condolences.
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