Pedestrian struck, killed in traffic accident

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A teenager died after he was struck by a car on Texas 114 northwest of Paradise Tuesday.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Younger said the car that struck Devin Geninatti, 17, of Bridgeport, was driven by Josh Hartsell, 30, also of Bridgeport. Hartsell was traveling westbound from Paradise when he noticed a vehicle with no lights parked on the side of Texas 114. Younger said according to witnesses interviewed at the scene, as Hartsell passed the parked vehicle, Geninatti, who’d been standing in front of the parked vehicle, appeared to have jumped out in front of Hartsell’s car.

It was initially reported that Geninatti died in the ambulance en route to Wise Health System, but the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website states he was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. His time of death is listed shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Wise County Emergency Medical Services, Department of Public Safety, Wise County Sheriff’s Office, Air Evac Lifeteam 68 and Paradise Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident.


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