Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 20, 2017): Around 8:00 in the morning Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol discovered the body of a man killed in an apparent hit and run in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40, just west of Sunnylane Road. Authorities believe the pedestrian, 54-year-old Ricky Dean Rivas of Sparks, OK, may have been struck by a GMC pickup truck, van, or SUV which could have sustained damage to the front passenger side as a result of the crash.
The investigation remains open and Oklahoma Highway Patrol is requesting the assistance of anyone who may have further information about this incident which they believe happened sometime overnight on Wednesday or Thursday.
The entire staff of the McGuire Law Firm wishes to express our deeply felt sympathies to the family and friends of the victim killed in this horrific incident. The everyday risks regularly faced by pedestrians is already far too great, and no one should be subjected to the callousness displayed by a hit and run driver. At the McGuire Law Firm, we dedicated to helping victims make things right.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may have recourse under the law to seek damages for your injustice. Call us today at 800-648-5198 and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options.