Crime

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle crossing northwest Fort Worth street, police say

A 24-year-old woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle as she walked across a far northwest Fort Worth street, police said.

Kristen Morton was hit at about 6:15 p.m. on Boat Club Road near Reef Point Lane, authorities said. The crash was an accident, a Fort Worth police spokesman said.

Police did not describe the vehicle.

Morton, who lived in White Settlement, was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead at about 7 p.m.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He previously was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.
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