The Lawton Police Department is investigating the death of a woman who was crossing a busy street on foot Friday night.
The department’s Traffic Division was called to the intersection of Northwest 64th Street and Cache Road around 9:45 p.m. and found the woman injured and lying in the roadway. She was taken to a local hospital but succumbed to her injuries, according to a statement from police. The woman’s name will be released at a later time.
The woman had been crossing the road when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle on Cache Road. The driver fled the scene but was later found and detained by officers, police said. The driver’s name, too, will be released at a later time.
Traffic was blocked in both directions while medical response and investigation took place. It was reopened Saturday morning.
The Traffic Division is continuing to investigate the collision and, according to the statement, more information will be released when available.