Police search for driver involved in deadly hit-and-run crash

Posted at 9:24 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 16:50:08-05

TULSA -- Police are searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run who police said killed one person and critically injured another in a crash in east Tulsa on Saturday night.

The crash was near 11th and Garnett, and police said the two people who were hit were left in the middle of the street.

The woman killed was identified as Beverly Evans, 61.

Businesses in the area say they constantly see people crossing the highly traveled street. However, with the rush of traffic. they said it's too risky to cross the street, especially where there isn't a crosswalk.

One restaurant employee said the area isn't well-lit, so it can be hard to see at night. 

Police said one of the two people hit in the crash was in a wheelchair.

Zina Patel, who works at the Executive Inn nearby, said, unfortunately, the hit-and-run doesn't surprise her.

"It happens often just because people aren’t very careful, like late at night, it’s not really that good to go out that far over there, because it’s not very safe,” Patel said.

Investigators are working to track down the driver and looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Tulsa Police.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of the victim. Visit that page by clicking here. 

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