Del City Police Searching For Driver In Connection With Deadly Hit-And-Run Of Bicyclist

Monday, July 26th 2021, 10:57 pm
By: Feliz Romero

DEL CITY, Oklahoma -

Del City investigators are looking for a driver in connection with a deadly hit and run of a biker.

Neighbors said the 4000 block of Sunnylane in Del City can get busy. Police said someone hit 39-year-old David Lawrence Harrison at the intersection and never stopped to help.

Investigators said footage from a residence nearby leads them to believe the suspect was driving a white four door GM truck.

It happened just before midnight on June 13. Del City police said Harrison was riding his bike down Sunnylane. Footage from a nearby business caught the moments leading up to the crash.

“A video in the area shows the bicyclist come in the frame and exit the frame,” said Major Bradley Rule with the Del City Police Department.

A few seconds later a white truck enters the frame, speeding down the street.

A woman called dispatch after saying, “I’m right by a BancFirst there is a dude I think he has been hit. He is in the middle of the road I don’t know if he is breathing or not.”

A neighbor still can’t believe the driver took off without calling police.

“If it were my family member, I would be furious!” said Agnes Webster.

“He had pretty significant injuries, he was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries,” said Rule. 

Webster said she has seen accidents on the well-traveled intersection but nothing like this.

“Sunnylane is quite busy, it has a lot of traffic on it and sometimes later at night, sometimes the traffic slows down,” said Webster.

“They did collect some debris in the field that would lead us to potentially identify the truck down the road,” he said.

Webster hopes something like this doesn’t happen again.

“They need to be more careful. I have two grandsons that live with me and if they were to get hit, I would be really upset,” said Webster.

Police said there has not been a lot of leads in the case because it happened so late.

Anyone with information is asked to call Del City police.