One dead after bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver in Cherokee Co.

Posted on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 at 9:02 pm    

WOODALL, OK (CHEROKEE COUNTY) – One person was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 62 in Cherokee County late Thursday night, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


The accident occurred on Highway 62, near Stanley Road and S 460 Road at about 9:55 p.m., when the driver of a light-colored sedan struck a bicyclist as they were crossing the street. The driver then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.

One person was confirmed dead in the accident. Their identity was not immediately available.

Authorities are searching for the suspect and vehicle, which should have damage to the front body and may be missing the driver’s-side mirror and headlight.

Those with any information on the crash are asked to contact authorities at 918-627-0440.

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 hit-and-run 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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