Teen killed attempting to cross Euless highway

A 15-year-old Bedford teen died from injuries he suffered Tuesday evening when he was hit by a vehicle as he attempted to cross a Euless highway, Euless police said Wednesday.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the boy as Amari Darby of Bedford who died at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

The incident was reported at 6:10 p. m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of W. Euless Boulevard in Euless.

A witness said Darby, who turned 15 on Saturday, ran onto the highway when he was hit by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the highway. The motorist stopped after hitting the teen.

Darby was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B in Bedford then taken by helicopter to the Fort Worth hospital.

No charges are pending against the driver, Euless police said Tuesday.

Darby was in the eighth grade at Central Junior High School in Bedford where he played all sports, said Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district spokeswoman Judy Ramos on Wednesday in an email.

Counselors are at the school to work with students who need to talk to someone as they deal with this tragedy, Ramos said.