Finis Smith, well-known Fort Worth musician, killed in car crash

FORT WORTH -- A well-known Fort Worth gospel musician, soloist and choir director died Saturday after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the vehicle he was in.

Finis Smith, 68, died at 8:18 p.m. at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

Fort Worth police said Smith was in a van traveling in the 700 block of Riverside Drive in Fort Worth when a man driving a truck on the wrong side of the road crashed into it, which caused the vehicle behind Smith to crash into the van.

Smith died at the scene.

A Fort Worth police report listed the other driver as Roberto Ortiz-Morales, 36. Witnesses told police Ortiz-Morales was driving erratically and a police incident report states Ortiz-Morales was intoxicated and was arrested.

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