FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 70-year-old Fort Worth man was run over and killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday afternoon.
Fort Worth Police say Jerry Winton, 70, was involved in a minor fender bender just after 11 a.m. in a parking lot at the corner of Weiler Road and Meadowbrook Drive Saturday. Both drivers involved exited their vehicles to exchange information.
Police say the suspect jumped back into his car and drove-off, as Winton held onto the suspect’s car.
According to investigators, Winton was dragged several feet to the edge of the lot, where the suspect then hit and ran-over Winton.
“It’s just hard to deal with because one man’s selfish and senseless act has wounded so many and cost my dad his life,” Stephen Winton said.
Winton was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he later died. Now, as a family mourns the tragic loss of their loved one, police search for the man responsible.
“I hope any witnesses who know anything about his license or anything about him -will come forward,” Nancy Winton said. “I’ll never get over this.”
Police say they are still talking to witnesses, trying to gather more information about the suspect.
Winton is remembered as a kind-hearted, hard-working man. He was a Vietnam veteran who was married for 42-years. His family says Winton was a man of strong character and equally strong faith.
“He was really a good man, I couldn’t have asked for a better husband or father for my children,” wife Nancy Winton said.
“I always looked up to him and thought that I had to work half as hard as he did to take care of my family because of the example he set,” son Stephen Winton said.