One man killed, one injured in wreck on Fort Worth access road

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FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth man was killed and a 20-year-old man was critically injured Sunday night when the two were hit by a sport utility vehicle as they stood putting gas in their van’s tank on an access road.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Floyd Boortz, 78, who died shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday at Texas Health Fort Worth hospital.

The 20-year-old was in critical condition at the same Fort Worth hospital Monday morning.

The accident happened about 10 p.m. Sunday on the westbound service road of Interstate 30 near the Cherry Lane exit.

A van with Boortz, the 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old female and a 2-year-old boy ran out of gas on the service road, according to the police reports released Monday.

A motorist in a Dodge sedan stopped to help and parked in front of the van, the report states.

As Boortz and the 20-year-old man stood by their van, putting gas in the tank, a Kia sport utility vehicle driven by a 35-year-old man exited the freeway, hit the two men and struck the van with the woman and toddler inside. The Kia then smashed into the Dodge car, police said.

The 20-year-old woman was not injured and the toddler was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth for precautionary reasons.

The drivers of the Dodge and the Kia were not injured, police said.

 

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