Man dies after jumping on hood of ex-wife’s car when she drives in reverse, police say

A man died Saturday when he fell from the hood of his ex-wife’s car in a parking lot, Arlington police said.

The man had jumped onto the hood behind a business in the 4100 block of South Cooper Street. He fell as the woman began to put the car in reverse, police said. The man hit his head on the pavement.

The woman drove from the scene about 3:30 p.m., then stopped nearby and called police.

The man suffered a significant head injury. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website identified the man as Samuel Hernandez, 51, of Austin.

Police investigators were interviewing the woman on Saturday night. A grand jury will review the case.

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