Springdale Man Killed In Accident In Ottawa County

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Saturday in Ottawa County, according to Oklahoma State Police.

The incident happened on Saturday (Oct. 11) around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 10 and Country Road South 580, a report states.

State police identified the victim as 19-year-old Fitorus Ruan of Springdale. Ruan was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was transported to the medical examiners office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the report.

The driver, 19-year-old Dylan S. McCoy, was changing lanes from the inside lane to the outside lane when he looked back to check traffic and hit something, the report states. McCoy assumed he hit a deer and drove home. McCoy’s father later checked the vehicle, a 2007 Honda Civic, for damage and then reported the collision to an off-duty trooper, the report states.

It’s unknown if McCoy faces any charges at this time.

2 comments

  • tigris1986

    With the information given, I seriously doubt McCoy’s version of events. Miami Oklahoma is a small town, with very little nightlife. What was he doing out at 3:30am? Futhermore, what was Ruan doing out at 3:30am? Did he travel 89miles on foot? Each side of highway 10 is two lanes, the only reason McCoy would have needed to get into another lane is if someone was slowing in front of him, which would leave a a witness. Since no one mentioned a witness, I’m guessing there was no other car. No reason to get over and certainly not enough traffic to warrant “looking back” long enough to cause an accident. At that hour of night the headlights of another driver in his rear view mirror would have been enough to know whether or not anyone was behind him. Lastly, who wouldn’t pull over to, at the very least, check their car after hitting something as large as a deer. Something isn’t quite right.

    • Bobbie

      There has been no mention of the mini van sitting at the site of the accident at 8:20 with no cops in site when our family drove by. It’s also hard to understand why nobody saw the young man until it was reported. It is a sad situation with a lot to question and I hope and pray for justice for both families.

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