OHP Looking For Vehicle In Connection With Deadly Hit-And Run Near Wetumka

Tuesday, August 11th 2020, 10:39 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is looking for a pickup in connection with a hit-and-run investigation.

According to troopers, the victim was riding his bicycle on Highway 9 near Wetumka when someone hit him on Saturday.

Investigators said the pickup and its occupants are only of interest.

“It was a hit and run, but it may not have been an intentional leaving the scene knowingly, that you struck someone,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Major Ronnie Hampton. 

“I was in shock, like no, no, no. I just broke down,” said the victim’s sister Glenda Harrod-Fixico.   

The thought of someone leaving their beloved brother and cousin for dead is too much for the family to bear.

“I mean they could have checked on him at least, they didn't even try they just kept going like he was nothing,” said the victim’s cousin Teigan Wesley.

Wesley said Saturday her cousin Glenn Herrod got on his bicycle and minutes later was dead.

“OHP got notified along with local law enforcement that there was a body beside the road, next to the bicycle,” said Hampton.           

Later, a black Ford flatbed pickup, with a silver stripe and trailer were identified by a passing driver who may have been the last person to see Harrod alive.

“They didn’t see the crash, but they had seen the cyclist driving, then several minutes later they were passed by a Ford pickup pulling a trailer,” said Hampton.

Troopers believe Harrod was clipped by this truck's side mirror and want to visit with the driver to figure out exactly what happened.

“There's a good possibility that the occupants of the truck may not have known that they made contact with that bicyclist,” said Hampton.

“I want to know what happened. I just hope it's not deliberate,” said Harrod-Fixico.

Harrod's family has setup a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.