Man dies after hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash on Saturday in TU parking lot

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 17:06:26-04

TULSA -- A man has died after he was struck on Saturday by the driver of an SUV in a parking lot at the University of Tulsa.

The crash was reported just before 12:30 p.m. on the TU campus at 6th and Delaware. The crash occurred in a parking lot, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

Witnesses told police that a driver in a black or dark green SUV ran over a man, and then backed over him. The victim, who was identified as Samuel Barnes, 38. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but died on Monday, police said.

Witnesses were able to get the driver's tag number. The driver, who was identified as Montez Davis, 23, of Broken Arrow, was arrested on a felony count of leaving the scene of a serious injury collision. Police said Davis is Barnes' nephew.

Tulsa police said Davis and Barnes were involved in a heated argument before the crash but said it does not appear that Davis intentionally struck Barnes with his vehicle.

Davis was released from jail after he posted bail.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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