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One man dead after auto-pedestrian crash near Tulsa Hills

Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-09 16:29:51-04

TULSA - A man is dead and another is in the hospital with severe injuries after police say a car hit them Sunday morning. 

Tulsa Police said around 8:30 a.m. a blue Chevrolet truck had run out of gas at the intersection of West 71st Street and South Jackson Avenue. 

The men in the car walked to get gas and were putting it in the truck when a red Explorer hit the car and the two men. 

Police say the driver was distracted by his phone, but is cooperating with their investigation. 

One man died on the scene and the other was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The man who died was identified as Charles Hughes, 40.

“I think there’s two lessons, don’t drive distracted, pay attention and focus on driving. The other lesson is if you break down get your vehicle completely off the road, and if you’re going to do something like try to put gas in your vehicle when it’s in a fast, busy road like this call the police to come help you," said Tulsa Police Sgt. Dodd. 

Police are calling this incident an accident, but punishment for the driver is up to the district attorney. No arrests have been made at this time.  

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