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OSU student killed in hit-and-run accident

On Behalf of | Mar 2, 2024 | Wrongful Death

People face many risks when walking near roadways, even when those areas are heavily populated with pedestrians. Most of these risks come from drivers who aren’t following Oklahoma’s laws. When drivers don’t pay attention when navigating through areas where pedestrians are present the results can be deadly. A recent accident on the OSU campus left a student dead after she was struck by a truck. The driver is now facing charges related to the accident.  

A deadly hit-and-run 

 A 19-year-old female OSU student was crossing a campus crosswalk when she was struck by a pickup truck. The accident happened at around 10 a.m. near Monroe Street and Cantwell Avenue. The driver who struck the victim fled the scene. He was later found and arrested. The 21-year-old male is now facing charges related to fleeing the scene of the accident.  

The death of the victim has left the OSU community and her family in mourning. The fact that she was killed on her 19th birthday makes the situation even more difficult for her loved ones. While the driver now faces criminal charges, the family may wish to pursue civil action against him at a later time to pursue compensation for the loss of their loved one.  

Help after a fatal accident 

Losing a loved one at such a young age is understandably traumatic. Many families may feel anger and a desire to seek justice for the loss of a loved one in such a tragic manner. While no compensation can bring back a loved one, filing a civil lawsuit against the driver deemed at fault can often help a family recover financial losses.