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Metro Police Searching For Suspects In Deadly Hit-And-Run Accident

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Oklahoma City Police are searching for the driver of an SUV responsible for a deadly hit and run accident. Oklahoma City Police are searching for the driver of an SUV responsible for a deadly hit and run accident.
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Oklahoma City Police are searching for the driver of an SUV responsible for a deadly hit and run accident.

Investigators say that driver killed a young woman identified as 22-year-old Alexandra Ayala, who was crossing the street.

It happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, on SE 89th between Shields and I-35.

Police say two people actually flagged down one of their officers and alerted them to the woman lying in the street.

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Her family is devastated.

“She was an angel on earth,” said her mother Angela Ayala Jackson. “And now she is an angel in heaven.”

Jackson is still in shock over what happened to her daughter Alexandra, who the family called Alex.

“She was just she loved, just loving,” said Jackson, as she and the family gathered together at Alex’s father’s home to grieve.

The family showed a picture of Alex and her brother that was just taken the day before the accident. The family still can't believe it would end up being her last.

The family says Alex had Down Syndrome and had wandered away before, but could usually be found at the church near their apartment. Instead, she was struck about a half a mile down the road Near SE 89th and Shields.

“I usually keep the door chain latched - that was unlatched,” said Jackson. “And the door was ajar, so I immediately went out and started looking around.”

Hours later she would receive the devastating news, that her daughter was the one killed in that hit and run crash.

Police released the surveillance video shortly after the deadly hit and run accident. You can see the headlights go up and down at the moment the driver hits Alex. And then you can see that person keeps driving.

“That's the hardest thing right now is just knowing that they had to know that they hit a person,” said Jackson. “And just kept going like it was nothing. Just please turn yourself in!”

And police say it was actually physical evidence they found at the crash scene that helped them identify the make and model of that car.

Police say it is dark colored 2007-2009 Mazda C-X-7. It will have front end damage to the driver’s side headlight.

If you have any information that can help them identify the driver you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.

The Ayala family has established a Go fund me account to help them with this unexpected funeral expense.

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