Bicyclist Killed After Being Hit By Truck On Tulsa Highway

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 7:52 am
By: Joseph Holloway

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man has died after being hit while riding a bicycle across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near the Interstate 244 interchange early Tuesday in west Tulsa. 

OHP said Allen Ray Ponder, 49, was pronounced dead of massive injuries at a Tulsa hospital. Ponder was a Tulsa resident, according to troopers.

Troopers said Ponder was crossing the interstate when he was hit by a northbound pickup in the center lane of I-44. The pickup driver was not hurt.

Troopers say eastbound lanes of I-244 at the scene were closed while they were investigating the crash, but they have since reopened all lanes of the highway.

OHP continues to investigate the fatality collision and did not release the drivers' conditions before the wreck or the cause of the crash.