Man Flees Scene Of Deadly Crash In Wagoner County


Sunday, June 5th 2016, 8:58 am
By: News 9


Wagoner County authorities are searching for a driver after a deadly wreck near Porter Saturday evening.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Tyler J. Russell, of Wagoner, fled the scene after rolling a car with five passengers including two teenagers on Highway 51 around 7:30 p.m.

Roberto Huff, 25, was transported by Airevac to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was pronounced dead by emergency room personnel.

The four other passengers were taken to a local hospital in Muskogee. Authorities say 23-year-old Tara Ross and 23-year-old Cordelia Leonard, both of Coweta, are in guarded condition. One teen was treated and released and the other was uninjured.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.