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Fort Worth man in wheelchair killed by hit-and-run driver

A Fort Worth man in a wheelchair was killed Saturday night by a hit-and-driver, Fort Worth police said.
A Fort Worth man in a wheelchair was killed Saturday night by a hit-and-driver, Fort Worth police said. Star-Telegram archives

A Fort Worth man operating his wheelchair on a city street was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said.

The victim, identified as Kurt Wheeler, 56, died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth shortly after.

Police responded at about 9:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of East Lancaster Avenue.

Witnesses told police that Wheeler was in a traffic lane when he was hit.

Police continued their search Sunday for the driver.

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

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