Woman Struck, Killed at Fort Worth Crosswalk

Driver loses control, hits and kills pedestrian

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Sep 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:44 PM CDT
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Woman Struck, Killed at Crosswalk

The driver of this truck was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian Monday.

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A woman standing at a crosswalk was struck and killed by a passing motorist in Fort Worth Monday.

According to police, the driver of a truck lost control of his vehicle while driving southbound on North Beach Street near Fossil Creek Boulevard.

The driver first hit a curb but proceeded through the intersection. The driver then struck a second curb and ended up crossing median before reentering the roadway. He then ended up on the grass, well off of the roadway, where he then struck the woman, police said. 

The vehicle then continued on for approximately 200 yards, hitting more signs, before coming to a stop.

The woman, who was thrown approximately 20 yards, died at the scene.  Her name has not yet been released.

"One gentleman decided to try CPR on her and ... there was nothing that moved on that woman.  She was gone. I do believe she was killed instantly," said Cindy Rotter, who heard the crash.

The driver, who was not injured, has talked with police. Officials said the driver volunteered a sample of his blood for toxicology testing.

At this time, officials have not said if the driver will face any charges.

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