Hit-and-run driver strikes, kills pedestrian near Tulsa country club

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 at 3:39 am    

TULSA, OK – A 53-year-old male pedestrian died on Saturday after a driver struck him on a Tulsa sidewalk before leaving the scene, reports News Channel 8 Tulsa.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Lewis Avenue and East 61st Street, which is just west of the Southern Hills Country Club.

The investigation thus far indicates that the driver of the vehicle veered off of the roadway and crashed into a pedestrian, who died at the scene of the crash. Authorities identified the victim as Michael Cobb.

It is unknown if the driver, identified as Marlon Evans, sustained injuries in the crash. Police found Evans and arrested him on multiple charges, including first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

A full investigation is underway.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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