Police: Tulsa hit-and-run may be related to fatal crash

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 6:53 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – Police believe that a hit-and-run accident that resulted in minor injuries may be related to a fatal single-vehicle accident that took place in southeast Tulsa this weekend.

This is an update to our previous reporting.

Two Bixby High School students received minor injuries Saturday night when their vehicle was hit by a red sports car that had run a red light at 101st Street and Mingo Road. Rather than stopping, the vehicle pulled a U-turn and headed west on 101st.

A few minutes later, a Chevrolet Camaro hit a tree on 101st between Sheridan and Yale Avenues. The vehicle caught fire and exploded, killing its driver, who has since been identified as 29-year-old Johnathan Garcia. Police believe Garcia may have been the driver who hit the two high school students.

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 lawyers 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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