Hit-and-run driver kills Fort Worth man in wheelchair

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police are looking for a driver who struck and killed a man in a wheelchair and drove off.

Authorities say 56-year-old Kurt Wheeler, of Fort Worth, was in his wheelchair on a street on the city’s east side when he was hit Saturday night. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2oeQgW5) Wheeler was taken to a hospital where he died.

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


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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com