Tulsa Police Arrest Man, Identify Victim In Hit-And-Run Death


Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:09 pm
By: Richard Clark


Tulsa Police arrested a man in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in street Wednesday night.

Traffic officers with the Riverside Division arrested Jordan Jarell Harris, 20, on a complaint of leaving the scene of an injury collision. 

A passerby called 911 after seeing a woman's body lying in the 6500 block of south Lewis Avenue.

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According to the arrest report, Harris' boss called police to tell them Harris had told him he'd hit a person Wednesday evening. Police went to the business and interviewed Harris, who told them he was leaving his girlfriend's house and was southbound on Lewis when he hit a female with his vehicle. He told police he didn't see the woman until impact.

Harris told officers he stopped his vehicle and looked for the victim for 10 minutes but couldn't find her. He said his girlfriend was following him in her car and she stopped and searched, too. When they couldn't find her, they went to his apartment, he told police. According to the report, he was worried about the woman so he called his boss who called police.

Police say he told them he didn't have insurance and was scared. According to the report, officers matched part of a passenger-side mirror frame to damage on Harris' vehicle. They say they also found the victim's hair on his windshield.

Police identified the woman as 37-year-old Crystal Dawn Caviness.