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Man was walking on a sidewalk when a car hit, killed him. Teen arrested, police say

Coreon Jackson, 18, of Grand Prairie is accused of losing control of his car Thursday afternoon, veering off a Grand Prairie street and hitting a 62-year-old man on a sidewalk. The man later died at an Arlington hospital.
Coreon Jackson, 18, of Grand Prairie is accused of losing control of his car Thursday afternoon, veering off a Grand Prairie street and hitting a 62-year-old man on a sidewalk. The man later died at an Arlington hospital.

An anonymous tip has led detectives to an 18-year-old man accused in the traffic death of a 62-year-old resident who was killed Thursday afternoon while walking on a sidewalk.

Coreon Jackson left the scene of the incident Thursday afternoon, but investigators tracked the 18-year-old to a motel in Mesquite where he was arrested Friday night, police said.

He was in the Grand Prairie Detention Center on Sunday in lieu of $120,000 bail and faces a charge of accident involving death.

The fatality occurred about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of W.E. Roberts St.

Paul Rogers, 62, was walking on a sidewalk when he was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, police said. The driver had lost control of his car, left the roadway and hit Rogers, police said. Then he left the scene.

Rogers was taken to Medical City-Arlington where he died.

Detectives received a tip from Crime Stoppers on the driver afterward and located him in Mesquite.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763,@mingoramirezjr
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