Motorist cooperating with Broken Arrow police in hit-and-run death
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Friday, October 12, 2012
10/12/12 at 5:13 PM
BROKEN ARROW — A motorist has contacted police and is cooperating with their investigation into the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist late Wednesday, police said.
The motorist, who has not been identified but is described as male, has not been arrested. A Broken Arrow police news release called him a “possible suspect” Friday.
The case will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether to file charges, once the investigation is complete, police said.
Officers had received a report about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday that a man was lying alongside New Orleans (101st) Street near 18th Street (between 177th and 193rd east avenues).
Earl Eugene Teske, 71, of Broken Arrow was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was not wearing a helmet, but his bicycle was equipped with a rear flashing red light, front lights and reflectors, police said.
Police believe he was riding east on New Orleans when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The vehicle, believed to be a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, has been found, police said Friday.