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OKC Police Searching For Suspect In Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Oklahoma City Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that killed a blind man Thursday morning on the city’s Northwest side. Oklahoma City Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that killed a blind man Thursday morning on the city’s Northwest side.
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Oklahoma City Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that killed a blind man Thursday morning on the city’s Northwest side.

Police say the victim, 58-year old Orville Gill, was walking in the road near the intersection of Northwest 10th and MacArthur when he was hit at around 1:30 Thursday morning.

The driver stopped to help, but then the victim was hit by a second vehicle. That vehicle dragged him 40-feet then drove off, leaving the victim to die.

11/3/16 Related Story: Man Dies After Being Hit By Two Different Cars In NW OKC

Debbie Norton and Orville Gill had been a couple for almost 30 years. Theirs was a special relationship.

"To me he was my life. But the man never asked me to marry him. It was a better way. He's a cheapskate,” Norton said with a laugh. 

As they aged, the two cared for each other: She with the cancer that left her confined to a wheelchair, and him, with the glaucoma that left him blind. 

"He, when he got blind with glaucoma he couldn't take it,” said Norton.

Depressed by his blindness, Norton said Gill would often go for walks.  That’s what he was doing when he was hit early Thursday morning.

"He always came home.” Norton said, “He wasn't the type to stay out. And that's what he was trying to do, get back here."

Police don’t have much of a description of the second vehicle that hit Gill, just that it’s a dark SUV. The driver of the first car that hit him won’t be charged.

Norton said she believed she and Gill would be together forever. That they’d take care of each other. The hit and run driver changed that. Something Norton just can’t come to terms with.

“I cannot believe it. I just can't believe he's gone,” Norton said with tears welling up in her eyes, “I can't believe he's gone."

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