Tecumseh police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating the death of 42-year-old Genia Wright, who was killed in a hit-and-run the morning of Aug 8.
According to Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney, at 6:20 a.m., Tecumseh police responded to a call regarding a woman walking in the middle of the street in the area of U.S. 177 between Highland and Broadway Extension.
Kidney said in the time it took officers to respond to the call, Wright was hit by a car and found dead on the scene.
The car left the scene, Kidney said, but police have located the vehicle and have interviewed the driver.
Kidney said it's possible the vehicle located was the second car to hit Wright.
According to witnesses, Kidney said, there may have been a light colored pickup that initially hit Wright. However, police are investigating the incident further.
Kidney said Wright's mother and sister were notified of her death Friday morning.
According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth, prior to the accident and in response to a call about a suspicious person, Wright was picked up around 1:20 a.m. that same morning by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office.
Booth said when the deputy arrived, Wright claimed to have family in Tecumseh, so the deputy took her to the Love's gas station and bought her breakfast.
The deputy encouraged her to go to a shelter, Booth said, but Wright said she'd stay and wait for her family until it was light outside.
Wright was from the Enid area, Kidney said, but had ties to Pottawatomie County.
Police encourage the community to come forward with any information regarding the light colored truck.
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