NewsLocal News


Man released on bond after fatal hit-and-run crash near Gathering Place

Posted at 10:36 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 04:20:18-04

TULSA — A man has bonded out of jail after his arrest in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed a 5-year-old boy near Gathering Place late Tuesday.

Jail records show Renier S. Davison, 25, was released on $10,000 bond at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police named Davison a person of interest and he turned himself in before noon on Wednesday, police said. He faces a count of felony hit-and-run. Police said Davison admitted to driving the suspected vehicle during the crash. His driver's license was also suspended out of Missouri, police said.

Police said the child, later identified as Caiden Reyes-Ortiz, and his mother were riding a rented scooter southbound in the outside, northbound lanes of Riverside Drive when they were struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene.

The boy was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, police said.

RELATED: Concerns for young people riding electric scooters

Police said the mother did not appear to be hospitalized for her injuries.

The collision took place about 8:30 p.m. at 31st Street and Riverside Drive.

Officers said they reviewed surveillance video from Gathering Place and the suspected vehicle, a newer model, red Honda Civic was located in the parking lot of the Waterside Apartments and was towed pending a search warrant.

Police were able to locate the vehicle by following a debris trail: front bumper was found at 17th and Riverside, front grill at 27th and Riverside and parts from the front wheel wells were located at the scene of the accident, police said.

A witness at the apartment complex said they heard a door close on what is believed to be the suspect's apartment before hearing crying and a bang, police said.

After conducting a search warrant on the apartment, police said they found it unoccupied.

Police said if you witnessed the accident, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook