Driver Sought in Fatal Lake Worth Hit and Run

Police say the Ford Explorer involved in the hit and run has damage to the passenger side

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011  |  Updated 1:47 PM CDT
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Driver Sought in Fatal Lake Worth Hit and Run

Police in Lake Worth are looking for the driver of an SUV that hit and killed a man walking across Jacksboro Highway on Christmas morning.

Lake Worth police say just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday the driver of a Maroon Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Roberts Cut Off turning westbound on Jacksboro Highway.

Police say while making that turn the driver hit 59-year-old Heinz Schlotter while he attempted to walk across the intersection.

Police say the driver did not stop and render aid and instead fled the scene westbound on Jacksboro Highway.

Schlotter, from Sansom Park, was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital where he died four hours later according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office.

Police say the maroon Ford Explorer is a 2005 to 2010 model and has damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Police say the mirror and window on the passenger side were damaged and it is possible the passenger side windshield was damaged.

Accident investigators found the passenger side mirror cover belonging to the Explorer at the scene.

The Lake Worth Police Department hopes someone who saw the incident, the Explorer or has information about the driver will call police.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the hit and run fatality happened at Sunday night, we regret the error.

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