A ZTA From The University Of North Texas Is Tragically Killed On New Year’s Eve, Sisters Mourn In Beautiful Ceremony

A ZTA From The University Of North Texas Is Tragically Killed On New Year’s Eve, Sisters Mourn In Beautiful Ceremony

There’s an old saying that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Unfortunately, this was true for a member of Zeta Tau Alpha from the University of North Texas, who was doing a good deed for her friends on New Year’s Eve when the night ended tragically.

20-year-old Sara Mutschlechner was serving as designated driver for her friends when an altercation with another vehicle led to a shooting in Denton, TX. According to witnesses, four people were in Sara’s car just after 2am on 1700 block of North Elm Street when it were approached by a black Lexus SUV. The inhabitants of the cars exchanged words and then somebody from the SUV fired multiple shots at Sara’s vehicle, which then crashed into another car before hitting a light pole. The SUV fled and police are currently looking for suspects.

Sadly, one of the shots hit Sara in the head, and her family made the difficult decision to remove her from life support on Friday. Sara’s sisters in Zeta Tau Alpha shared their memories of her on their Facebook page:

Thank you so much to everyone in our community for your support and prayers during this time. Sara was a beautiful…

Posted by North Texas Zeta Tau Alpha on Saturday, January 2, 2016

The girls are later heard singing together in their late sister’s memory. The sounds of their tears as they mourn are hard to ignore.

Tonight was difficult but very special. We cannot thank everyone enough who came out for Sara and to celebrate her memory with us, her family, and the UNT and Denton community. She will be in our hearts, today and forever. (video captured by ZTA Alumni Chelsea Kretz)

Posted by North Texas Zeta Tau Alpha on Saturday, January 2, 2016

The chapter has started a GoFundMe page to assist Sara’s family with medical and funeral costs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sara’s sisters and family.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the occupants of the SUV is asked to contact investigator Eric Beckwith at 940-349-7974 or

[via Star Telegram]

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