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Update: Family of hit-and-run victim searches for answers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The family of hit-and-run victim Percilla Cheadle held a second vigil for her Thursday night.

As previously reported, Cheadle was crossing the street at North Rockwell and Melrose Avenue on November 4 when she was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck. New footage of the incident has since been released, and according to News on 6, shows that Cheadle was hit by a second vehicle after the initial collision. The video shows a van striking Cheadle before braking and then fleeing the scene.

The driver of the Chevy truck who initially hit Cheadle has been in contact with the police. No arrests have been made.

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 City 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.

State senator charged with manslaughter following car accident in May

TULSA, OK – A state senator from Oklahoma has been charged with first-degree manslaughter stemming from her role in a fatal car accident earlier this year.

Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, who represents parts of Tulsa and surrounding cities, was involved in a collision on the Turner Turnpike back in May.

According to KFOR, victim Enrique Lopez’s vehicle was on the grass near the right side of the road when Ikley-Freeman struck him. Ikley-Freeman was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center while Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ikley-Freeman claimed she was driving 75 MPH, but police confirmed she was actually driving over 90 MPH before the accident.

Ikley-Freeman’s bond has been set at $30,000, although she is not currently in custody.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safe 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.

Update: New information released about deadly Halloween hit-and-run

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Video of a fatal accident on Halloween night was released to police and media today.

This an update to a recent blog post about the incident.

Alivia Gutierrez was killed Sunday after being hit by a car following a Halloween party held outside a salon. Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect, Miguel Fuentes-Ramirez, was later arrested.

According to police, Fuentes-Ramirez ran over Guiterrez multiple times before he fled the scene. News 9 acquired a cellphone video of the incident. Several witnesses had footage of Fuentes-Ramirez at the crime scene near Southwest 59th Street and South Douglas Avenue.

A friend of Gutierrez’s spoke with KFOR and expressed her feelings about the accident, saying “You didn’t just hit her, but you hit her and took off.”

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 City 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.

Woman killed after being hit by car at SW 59th and S Douglas Avenue

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a car at Southwest 59th Street and South Douglas Avenue.

A male suspect, later identified as Miguel Fuentes-Ramirez, ran over the victim, Alivia Gutierrez before fleeing the scene of the accident. According to News on 6, Fuentes-Ramirez hit Gutierrez in a parking lot during a party, then fled.

The victim was pronounced dead at the crime scene. Officers later arrested Fuentes-Ramirez for manslaughter and fleeing the scene of an accident.

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 City 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.

One dead after drowning in Keystone Lake

PAWNEE COUNTY, OK – A man from Oklahoma City has died after drowning in a lake near Tulsa when he fell off of a pontoon boat Tuesday.

The Army Corps of Engineers recovered the body of Jerrel Warrick, 58, from Keystone Lake just before 4:00 p.m.

According to KFOR, Warrick was attempting to throw the anchor over the edge of the boat when he slipped into the lake at 3:15 p.m. Witnesses threw him a flotation device but Warrick was unable to reach it before the waves swept him under the water.

We will continue to follow this story and provide any further details as they are made available.

The Oklahoma City wrongful death attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.

House fire in Oklahoma City kills one

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a house fire northwest of the city that left one person dead Sunday night.

According to KFOR, Fire officials responded to a call of breaking glass on the 3800 block of Northwest 32nd Street at about 9:15 p.m. Fire officials noticed the blaze as they arrived at the scene and immediately entered the home.

The fire was soon brought under control. However, one adult made was found dead on the couch where the fire was believed to be started. Two pets were safely taken from the home by Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.

No information regarding what may have started the fire has been released as of yet.

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 fire 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 a commercial vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

7-year-old girl dead in boating accident, possibly alcohol-related, on Waurika Lake

JEFFERSON COUNTY, OK – A 7-year-old girl from Comanche is dead following a boating accident on Waurika Lake that was possibly related to alcohol, reports KFOR.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon around the Kiowa 2 boat ramp where the little girl was riding in a boat with eight other people. The child fell off the swim deck of the boat and into the water, where she was then hit by the boat propeller and suffered severe injuries.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the boat was Caleb Newton, 36, who smelled of alcohol at the time of the accident, according to the report.

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 boating 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.

UPDATE: Driver in rear-end collision that killed four high school students charged with murder

ATOKA COUNTY, OK. – The driver of a pickup truck that rear-ended a vehicle carrying four high school students has been charged with murder.

According to sources, 42-year-old Bradley Shawn Pittman was arrested on Tuesday following his release from the hospital and was charged with four counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Hunter Ford, Fernando Flores, Jack Sarver, and Kaleb Foster.

As we previously reported, the multi-fatality crash occurred shortly before midnight at the intersection of Main Street and Radio Road on Memorial Day. Investigators discovered that Pittman’s blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, and he was speeding at the time of the collision.

Three of the teens, Flores, Foster, and Ford, were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth, Sarver, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Pittman has a history of previous citations and arrests, including nearly 20 traffic tickets, DUIs, reckless driving, assault, and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Our thoughts are with the families of the victims during this difficult time. We will continue to monitor this developing story and will post updates as they become available.

Four teenagers killed in rear end collision in Durant

DURANT, OK. – Four Durant teenagers were killed in a tragic rear-end collision on Sunday night.

According to the Herald Democrat, the collision occurred at the intersection of West Main Street and Radio Road. The teens were in a 2003 Ford Escape SUV and were stopped at a traffic light when a 2010 Ford Tundra collided with them from behind. Eyewitnesses say the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit their SUV.

The SUV the teens were riding in was pushed through the intersection and over the median. The vehicle crossed the eastbound lanes of traffic and fell onto the service road below, traveling nearly 200 feet from the site of impact.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were airlifted to Texas hospitals where they died on Monday. Authorities have identified the victims as Hunter Ford, Kaleb Foster, Fernando Flores, and Jack Sarver.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as Bradley Shawn Pittman, 42, of Atoka. Authorities believe that Pittman may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash since investigators detected alcohol on him during their initial investigation. They are currently waiting on the results of a toxicology report.

If you have any information about this accident or of Mr. Pittman’s whereabouts before the event, contact the Durant Police Department at (580) 924-3737.

The Oklahoma car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm report on accidents in our community to hopefully help you and your loved ones stay safe while driving. We are here to represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones due to the reckless or careless actions of others. We can be reached 24/7 at (405) 451-5157 or online.

Man dead after altercation in Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man died Thursday at 2:40 p.m. after Oklahoma County Jail personnel used force to restrain him him, according to KFOR.

Oklahoma City officers arrested 56-year-old Olain Jefferson, Jr. after he assaulted medical personnel at the Southwest Medical Center.

Olain was taken to Oklahoma County Jail, where he was involved in an altercation with officers.

Jefferson is reported to have suffered some type of medical event during the scuffle. Authorities say that only “minor force” was administered, but Jefferson was rushed to a nearby hospital as the result of the injuries he sustained, where he was pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of Jefferson’s death.

 

The Oklahoma City wrongful death attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt or killed due to the negligent actions of others. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.

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