Tulsa woman wants justice over the death of her grandmother
Monday, April 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
A Tulsa woman says she's still hoping for justice, nearly a year after someone ran over her 70-year-old grandmother and left her to die.
Gloria Cook had just walked home from the store on May 22nd of last year when a man driving a blue van with a palm tree on it, pulled over in the 1700 block of North Lewis Place and robbed her of her fanny-pack. After he got her money, he then rammed into her with van, and then sped away.
Cook lived for two agonizing months before dying. Victimâ€™s granddaughter, Joyce Cook, "She was hooked up on life support. Before she got hit, she was healthy; there was nothing wrong with her. Afterward, she was a total quadriplegic who couldn't even talk."
Tulsa Police detectives hope someone who knows something about the crime will now be willing to come forward, since 11 months have passed.