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Driver Involved In Deadly Crash Released From Jail

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 01:33:34-05

TULSA, Okla. — A man is charged with manslaughter in connection to a deadly auto-pedestrian crash in south Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

Police say the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Zachary Poland, hit and killed a pedestrian Monday afternoon near East 71st Street and South Memorial Avenue.

The victim was a homeless man who had been camping out in that location for some time, officials said. The victim was sitting against the wall at the time of impact.

The victim’s identity has not been released yet.

TPD detected an odor of alcohol on Poland when they arrived at the scene, police said. Poland was taken to a local hospital to draw blood, and the results of the test confirmed that he had alcohol in his system.

Poland has been booked in the Tulsa County Jail on first degree manslaughter, police said.

Poland attended his first court date for a bond hearing on Monday, Feb. 11, officials said. He was let out on a $30,000 bond following his hearing, and he's required to wear a tracking device.

His next court date for his arraignment will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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