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TPD: Man Arrested in Connection to Deadly Hit-and-Run

Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:51:00-04

TULSA — Tulsa police say they arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run that took place in Feb. 2020.

Police say, after an arrest warrant was issued, police arrested 46-year-old Mark Brooks for 'leaving the scene of a fatality accident.'

In Feb. 2020, officers responded to the scene near the 4000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found the driver of the car who struck the victim had fled the scene, according to the booking report.

Officials say a vehicle was heading north on MLK Boulevard when it struck the victim.

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The next morning, officers identified Brooks as the driver of the car that killed the victim. According to the booking reports, Brooks stated in an interview that he 'did not see anything before the collision and thought he must have hit a deer."

The booking reports shows that the car's air bag control module data showed that about one second before the impact, Brooks made a sharp turn, which indicated that he did see something before impact.

Brooks car also had damage to the hood, which indicated the victim had rolled onto the hood, the booking reports shows.

Police say Brooks was booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

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