Adrian Boortz (1988 - 2009) Share E-mail
Adrian Boortz, 20, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at a local hospital.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday in Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.
SECOND VICTIM OF WEEKEND CRASH DIES
The second of two pedestrians who were hit by a sport utility vehicle during the weekend died Monday evening at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Adrian Boortz, 20, and his great-grandfather, 78-year-old Floyd Boortz, were struck while trying to put gas in their van on an access road on Interstate 30. Adrian Boortz' girlfriend and 2-year-old son were in the van at the time of the collision but were not injured.
Out of Gas and Out of Time
July 13th, 2009 | Author: admin
A minivan ran out of gas on the I-30 last night. They pulled to the side of the service road where a Good Samaritan pulled over to help them. They retrieved gasoline to refill the minivan, but that is when tragedy struck.
Two of the men from the minivan, which also had a woman and child inside, were filling the gas tank when a Kia SUV exited the highway moving and struck the them. Then impact was enough to cause the minivan to hit the Good Samaritan’s car ahead and up over the guardrail.
The impact killed Floyd Boortz, 78, and seriously injured a 20 year old whose name has not been released.
The 20 year old woman was not injured and both her and the child were taken to the hospital for extra checks.
It is unknown as to why this tragedy happened. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor. All parties were covered under insurance