Investigation revises events in crash fatal to Tulsa woman
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
SAND SPRINGS — Police have submitted their investigative findings from a fatal three-car collision on Dec. 6 to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.
Nita Marie Roden, 43, of Tulsa was killed in the crash.
Police previously told the Tulsa World that Roden’s 2000 Chevrolet Cobalt was westbound on 41st Street near 73rd West Avenue when it veered left of center and struck an eastbound car.
Paint scrapings and electronic data gathered from the vehicles involved indicate otherwise, Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter said Thursday.
Investigators now believe Roden’s Cobalt was traveling eastbound when a westbound silver 2002 Honda Accord driven by Daniel Luke Bryant, 25, of Sand Springs crossed into her lane, he said.
Julie Dicarlo, 42, of Mannford was injured in the wreck when her Chevrolet Cruze was unable to stop and crashed into the Accord.
Bryant “was leaving work because of an illness,” which may have contributed to the wreck, Carter said.
Investigators completed a final collision report Friday. The District Attorney’s Office will determine whether criminal charges will be filed.
In this Dec. 6 file photo, the last of three wrecked vehicles is removed from the scene by a wrecker truck that resulted in at least one death, on West 41st Street, just east of Highway 97, in Sand Springs. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World File