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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle late Friday evening in the 4500 block of Lancaster Avenue.

Police say the man was in a lane traffic when he was hit by a vehicle. He was transported to John Peter Smith hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the man as 56-year-old Kurt Wheeler.

According to police, witnesses say the vehicle that struck the man fled the scene.

The suspect is still on the run and the department’s Traffic Division has taken over the investigation according to Fort Worth police.

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