Tulsa Family Begs For Answers After Deadly Hit-And-Run In November


Friday, January 8th 2021, 5:11 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter


TULSA, Okla. -

A Tulsa family is begging for answers after a woman was hit and killed while she was on a Tulsa street. Linda Clinton was killed in November, but police still have no answers about what happened.

Linda’s son said he knows finding out what happened to his mom won’t bring her back, but he believes someone out there knows something, and it would help his family move forward. 

“She was very kind, very loving, she made everyone feel like they were welcome. That they were her friend,” said Linda’s son, Cody Clinton. 

Cody has spent two months trying to cope with the loss of his mother. 

“I got a call that she had had some sort of brain trauma. No one could really tell us what happened to her,” said Cody. 

Police believe Linda was walking near 41st and Garnett between one and three in the morning on November 22nd, when she was hit and killed in the street. 

“There was no debris at the scene, so we are pretty sure that our victim stumbled into the street, maybe fell into the street, and a vehicle ran her over, without really knowing what they had done,” said Sergeant Brian Collum with Tulsa Police.

Collum said officers have spent countless hours searching the area, talking to people, and looking for any video to help them figure out what happened to Linda. They still have no answers. 

“I know it’s very frustrating for the family. It’s extremely frustrating for us as well,” said Sgt. Collum. “This is only the second time I’ve been involved in one of these where we have just absolutely no evidence.”

Cody said his mom was a loving person, but after losing her husband to cancer, she started dealing with bad depression. 

 “I do feel like I’m in somewhat of a state of denial and I don’t have any closure. Because I don’t know what happened,” said Cody. 

Cody said he’s not mad at the person who did it. He said all he wants is some answers, so he can finally start to heal. 

 “She taught me to be a forgiving person. I’m not trying to judge anyone. We all make mistakes. This isn’t one of those things you just run away from,” said Cody. 

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.