Driver killed in hit-and-run crash identified
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Monday, February 13, 2012
2/13/12 at 5:45 PM
Tulsa police have identified the woman who died in a hit-and-run collision Sunday as a Marquette Catholic School teacher.
Susan Mamary, 60, a third-grade teacher at the school, was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital after her car was struck at 51st Street and Hudson Place, police said.
Mamary was driving a silver sedan east when she tried to turn north onto Hudson about 4 p.m., police said. A brown Honda driving west struck her car as it turned.
The Honda's driver, Marquitta Littlebear, 29, reportedly fled on foot and was found a short time later, Officer Leland Ashley said. Police found beer bottles in her vehicle.
She was taken to a hospital but was not immediately arrested, he said. Investigators are awaiting results of a toxicology test to determine whether she had been drinking, Ashley said.
Mamary, a Wichita State University graduate, had taught at the school for 17 years, according to the school's website.
An ambulance is pictured at the scene of a fatal crash near 51st Street and Hudson Place. AMANDA BLAND/Tulsa World
Police said a car struck this Toyota sedan that Marquette Catholic School teacher Susan Mamary was driving as she tried to turn into a neighborhood at 51st Street and Hudson Place on Sunday. Mamary was killed in the crash. AMANDA BLAND/Tulsa World