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Suspect In Moore Hit-And-Run Turns Self In

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The family of a hit-and-run victim hopes the person responsible for the crash will be held accountable for their actions. The family of a hit-and-run victim hopes the person responsible for the crash will be held accountable for their actions.
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The family of a hit-and-run victim hopes the person responsible for the crash will be held accountable for their actions.

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that happened near SW 19 Street and Santa Fe in Moore on Saturday. 

Charissa Rojas said her mom, 63-year-old Jackie Babcock, was headed east on SW 19 Street about 6 p.m. and was waiting to turn into the Camden Village shopping plaza to meet up with her at Okie Tonk.

When she was stopped, Rojas said her mom was hit from behind by what witnesses said was a red sport utility vehicle.

“She said that she had just all of a sudden felt a bang and had no idea what happened and before she could even process that, she realized she was hit again,” Rojas explained.

The first collision had apparently pushed her car into oncoming traffic where the second hit happened by another vehicle.

“I immediately start crying when I see her and she’s like, ‘Baby, I’m OK. I’m OK.’ And I’m like, ‘No I’m supposed to be comforting you,’” Rojas said.

Despite Babcock’s brave face, she was pretty beaten up by the crash. Her car was crushed at both ends and she has a gaping gash in her arm and cuts on her leg and foot.

She received 29 stitches. She also fractured her foot, has fractures in her face and a back injury.

Babcock was a nurse for 30 years and had instinctively helped others her whole life.

“She’s my mom, she’s supposed to take care of me and now the roles are reversed. It’s very hard,” Rojas said as tears welled up in her eyes. 

She said the worst part of this whole ordeal was to see her mother in pain.

One of the only things that can bring the whole family comfort is for the person responsible to come forward.

“Just be a human and show some compassion and turn yourself in so that we can get this taken care of,” Rojas said.

Late Sunday evening, Moore police said officers located the suspect vehicle. The driver also turned himself in to police. He was issued several tickets. Police have not released his identity. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Moore police at (405) 793-5171.

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