Driver Jailed After Fatal Tulsa Crash

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 7:53 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A crash in the 5000 block of East 31st Street leaves a 20-year old man dead and the driver in the Tulsa County jail.

The accident happened at 10 p.m. Thursday near the 31st Street exit ramp of the Broken Arrow Expressway.

Tulsa Police say a car driven by 18-year old Joel Jaimes was traveling westbound on 31st Street, lost control, causing the car to flip several times and coming to rest on its top.

Watch video of the accident scene.

Police say an unidentified passenger in the car was killed and Jaimes took off on foot.

"Through quick and subsequent investigation, officers were able to locate the driver who fled the scene after the collision. He was located at a local business and taken into custody," said Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks.

Jaimes was arrested outside a nearby nightclub.

Police says Jaimes was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of 2nd degree manslaughter, DUI and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The name of the passenger has not been released pending notification of next of kin.