Pedestrian dies of injuries from Friday night accident

Ponca City Now - September 26, 2015 8:47 am

Ponca City Police reported Saturday morning that Virginia Ross, 78, of Shidler, died from injuries she received when being struck by a vehicle as she crossed Fifth Street last night leaving Sullins Stadium.

Ross was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. The 36-year-old driver of the car that struck Ross was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in crosswalk.

Several calls reporting the accident were received by the Ponca City Communications Center at approximately 8:50 p.m. Friday.

Ross was transported by ambulance to the Ponca City Alliance Medical Center, where she died.

Ponca City Police Officers with specialized training in accident reconstruction closed Fifth Street for several hours Friday night as they conducted their investigation. The driver, from Ponca City, was not injured.


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