Police arrested an Oklahoma man late last month after an investigation into the death of Mary Beth Ward, following a fatal pedestrian accident that took place around 8:26 p.m. on January 22, in the 1300 block of South Van Buren. Anthony Michael Oller, 41, was arrested on complaints of first-degree manslaughter, driving under suspension and …
Police arrested an Oklahoma man late last month after an investigation into the death of Mary Beth Ward, following a fatal pedestrian accident that took place around 8:26 p.m. on January 22, in the 1300 block of South Van Buren. Anthony Michael Oller, 41, was arrested on complaints of first-degree manslaughter, driving under suspension and leaving the scene of a fatality accident. Also known as a hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, particularly one that results in the death of another person, can result in significant penalties, possibly including a felony level offense. If you have been arrested for a hit-and-run accident in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, contact our reputable defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. With our lawyers on your side, you may be able to get your charges reduced to a lesser offense or possibly even dismissed altogether.
Woman Killed in Oklahoma Pedestrian Accident
The Enid Police Department responded to a 911 call on January 22, reporting that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. EPD, Life EMS and the Enid Fire Department arrived on the scene to find Ward lying in the northbound lane of South Van Buren, but the vehicle and driver involved in the collision had left the scene of the accident before the authorities arrived. According to EPD Captain Jack Morris, emergency responders administered CPR to Ward at the scene, and she was then transported to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. During the investigation into Ward’s death, police received information that Oller was driving the vehicle that struck Ward, and officers noted extensive damage to the front of the vehicle upon examination.
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At the time of the hit-and-run accident, Mary Beth Ward was reportedly crossing Van Buren about 100 feet south of the city of Enid walking trail when she was struck. Oller’s condition at the time of the collision was listed as “unknown,” although unsafe/unlawful contributing factors listed in the accident report included “alcohol – DUI/DWI.” If Oller is convicted of the above-mentioned charges, he could face significant penalties, particularly considering his prior offenses, which include driving under the influence of drugs and endeavoring to possess a controlled dangerous substance. He also has a prior conviction for driving under suspension. If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense in Oklahoma, like manslaughter or leaving the scene of a fatality accident, consult our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today for legal help.