Police arrest 17-year-old driver after cyclist is killed in deadly hit-and-run crash

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 7:35 am    

TULSA, OK. – A 17-year-old was arrested by Okmulgee police after a deadly hit-and-run crash on Wednesday. The crash occurred at the intersection of East Kennedy and North Osage in Okmulgee at around 8:30 p.m.

The victim was identified as 60-year-old John Perryman. He was discovered lying in the roadway, and it was clear that he had been struck by a vehicle while he was riding his bicycle. The driver who hit Perryman had fled the scene. Perryman was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

Police were called to a nearby apartment complex at 11:30 p.m. by one of the relatives of the driver. The driver, a 17-year-old girl, informed her family of the crash and they contacted the authorities. She was taken into custody shortly thereafter and remains in a juvenile detention center.

The Oklahoma bicycle accident attorneys represent those who’ve been hurt and the families of those who’ve been tragically killed in accidents on the roads and highways in our community. We know that coping with any accident is difficult, but hit-and-run accidents are particularly devastating. We fight to hold those responsible accountable for their actions, particularly when they fail to stop and render aid after a crash. If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a bike crash in Oklahoma, call Abel Law Firm for help at  (405) 239-7046.


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