UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in NW OKC identified, driver arrested for murder and DUI
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 10:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The pedestrian victim of a fatal accident that took place in NW Oklahoma City early Monday morning has been identified, and the driver responsible for the accident has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and murder.
According to News On 9, Oklahoma City Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Brittany A. Thompson. Thompson was walking westbound on Northwest Expressway with a friend, eventually passing through the median near Linn Avenue to pick up items off the roadway. Despite a warning about oncoming traffic from her friend, Thompson continued to step into the street, where she was hit by car traveling eastbound. Dennis Layden of the Oklahoma City Police Department said she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 25-year-old Anquanette Prince, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. After displaying signs of being under the influence, he was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence and murder.
This is a developing story, though it is not clear whether the investigation is ongoing. We will update this blog if more information becomes available.
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 pedestrian 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.