TPD: Fatal auto-pedestrian wreck reported at 21st Street east of Sheridan involving green SUV
8:25 PM, Oct 18, 2016
5:16 AM, Oct 19, 2016
TULSA - A man was pronounced dead Tuesday night after reportedly being struck by an SUV, reports Tulsa police.
Police say the man was between 70- and 75-years-old. They are working with the Medical Examiner to positively identify him.
Traffic investigators with the Mingo Valley Division say the man was hit near the intersection of 21st and Sheridan by a vehicle heading eastbound.
The green SUV hit the man as he was trying to cross the street, says police.
Darren Matlock says he was driving in the westbound lane when he saw the SUV in the eastbound lane hit the pedestrian. Matlock says the area is hardly lit and there needs to be more street lights.
"There's not a walkway here [sic]. There is one down by the school but I think it's hard for the elderly people that live in the apartment complex right over here to walk, that's like 10 miles away from them. There needs to be maybe be one here and you know there are lights here but they're just not working,” said Matlock.
Police say the driver of the SUV was a juvenile. Investigators questioned him and then released him to his parents.
No traffic violations were found in the preliminary report.