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Man, 70, hit by two cars, killed in north Fort Worth

Police are looking for a vehicle that struck a 70-year-old man and dragged him for three blocks, leaving him dead in a north Fort Worth intersection, a police supervisor said.

The man, identified only as a 70-year-old Hispanic man, was first struck by an Oldsmobile Bravada about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of N.W. 25th Street, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the Traffic Investigation Unit.

The woman driving the Bravada pulled over, and the car behind her swerved and missed the man, who was still in the roadway, Bangs said.

He said a third vehicle, the one police are looking for, then struck the man a second time and dragged him to the intersection of N.W. 24th Street and Ross Avenue.

Bangs said several people witnessed the man being dragged and there are drag marks between the two locations, which are about one-third of a mile apart.

At least 50 people were gathered at the scene late Wednesday as police investigators looked over the scene.

Bangs said it was hard to say whether the man was conscious after being struck the first time.

"The people in the [Bravada] didn't even have time to get out and render aid," Bangs said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, which is within a mile of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Anyone with information can call the Traffic Investigation Unit at 817-871-7110.



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