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Tulsa police investigating fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian

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Scene of the fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Tulsa on Monday night.
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TULSA, Okla. -- Shortly before 10:00 pm Monday night Tulsa police department received a phone call reporting an auto-pedestrian collision at 47th and Harvard. When Tulsa police arrived on the scene, they discovered it was a hit-and- run fatality collision.

The victim is believed to have died immediately upon impact and was noted by police as an unidentified African American female thought to be in her mid-30s.

The victim who was dressed in all black was crossing from the west side of Harvard to the east side, and the driver is believed to be heading northbound on Harvard.

Witnesses who called into report the collision stated that the driver who left the scene was driving a Buick, but there is no detailed description of the vehicle but is suspected of having severe frontal damage from the impact.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Stephen Boyes told reporters, “We are unaware if whether the driver was at fault or the pedestrian, but if the pedestrian is at fault, the driver leaving the scene of the incident does not help their case.”

Sgt. Stephen Boyes talks to reporters following a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. (Spencer Cox / Red Dirt Report)

In Oklahoma, if a driver fails to remain at the scene of a fatal accident, he or she could face a felony. If found guilty, the driver could face up to 10 years in prison and pay a fine between $1,000 to $10,000. The Tulsa Department are still investigating this case and and ask if you have any information to contact (918) 596-COPS.

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