A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Stillwater on Monday, January 20th. The accident happened on West Sixth Avenue and Lincoln Street.
According to police, a woman was leaving Stillwater Medical Center when she was hit by a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Hayden Barry. At the time of the crash, the female pedestrian was crossing Sixth Avenue, in what police say was a poorly lit area. Barry was traveling eastbound on West Sixth Avenue in the inside lane.
According to Barry, he attempted to change lanes, looking to his right to check for oncoming traffic, and when he looked back, he saw the woman. Reports stated Barry immediately stopped after the collision and later cooperated with police at the scene.
The woman was treated by staff at Stillwater Medical Center and subsequently flown to OU Medical Center. Tragically, she died as a result of her injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.
Authorities reported Barry was not impaired at the time of the collision, nor was he on his phone. However, the accident remains under investigation.
Did you know in 2019 there were 741 pedestrians involved in car crashes in the state of Oklahoma? Of those 741 pedestrians, 11 of those individuals were in Payne County (Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins).
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