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. Victim’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.