Police officer strikes, kills pedestrian on Oklahoma highway

The Associated Press - January 4, 2020 9:19 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say that a motorist whose car ran out of gas was struck and killed by a police officer as he attempted to cross the interstate.

Police say the unidentified man was returning to his vehicle at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday after getting gasoline when he was hit by the officer and another vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Police identified the officer as Sgt. John Ricketts, a 24-year veteran of the force.


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