Female struck by vehicle
An investigation into a possible hit-and-run accident earlier this week is still ongoing by the Okmulgee Police Department.
On Tuesday, Chief Joe Prentice issued a release seeking helping from the public in solving the case.
“At about 1:40 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to 1st and Oklahoma on a report of a female lying in the road screaming,” Prentice said. “When officers arrived, they discovered a female who was obviously injured. The victim was not able to identify herself due to the severity of her injuries.”
The injured female was later identified, but no information was released.
Based on the injuries sustained by the victim and other evidence at the scene, the female was struck by a vehicle which then left the scene.
“It is unclear how long the victim had been lying in the road when the reporting party notified police,” Prentice said.
The female is still in the hospital, according to Chief Prentice on Thursday morning.
“Although she is expected to recover, her injuries are such that medical staff are keeping her sedated,” he said. “We are still following up leads.”
The police ask for information from anyone that may have seen the collision or saw any vehicle in the area of 1st and Oklahoma Streets are asked to contact the department at 918-756-3511.