Tulsa Man Arrested After Leaving Injured Woman In Car Wreck

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 3:04 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa man was arrested after wrecking his car and leaving his injured passenger at the scene. Kevin Gleason Buckner, also known as Kevin Williams, was found and taken into custody about an hour after he wrecked his car early Saturday morning.

The 31-year-old Buckner was driving a blue Chevrolet pickup south on Sheridan near 21st Street just before 1 a.m. when he lost control of his truck and hit a pole. He ran away on foot, leaving his female passenger injured at the scene.

Police located Buckner an hour later, and learned he had outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance, grand larceny and forgery. He was booked into Tulsa jail on a felony complaint of leaving the scene of an injury accident after former conviction of a felony, failure to carry insurance verification and three outstanding warrants.

Because of the time lapse between the accident and Buckner's arrest, police say they were not sure if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Buckner's passenger, a woman in her early 40s, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with possible internal bleeding, according to the arrest report.