Pedestrian killed by motorist on Grand Prairie street

Posted Monday, May. 20, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A young pedestrian walking on a street was hit and killed Sunday night by a suspected drunken driver, police said Monday.

Naiim Betha, 19, of Grand Prairie, was walking on a bridge over Kirby Creek when he was hit by a pickup, police said. Betha was hit and thrown over the bridge and fell about 19 feet into the creek bed where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested George T. Roarx, 31, of Grand Prairie, who is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The incident occurred about 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of Corn Valley Road.

Betha was walking northbound on Corn Valley Road when he was hit by a 2002 Dodge pickup that also was northbound, police said. Roarx told police that he did not see the teen-ager.

Police continued to investigate the accident on Monday.

It was the 10th traffic fatality in the city.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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