OHP Looking For Driver In Cherokee County Fatal Hit-And-Run


Friday, March 19th 2021, 5:47 pm


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is looking for a driver involved in a deadly crash in Cherokee County. 

The OHP was back at the scene Friday, after troopers said a driver hit Jacklyn Dobson just before 10 p.m. Thursday night. Dobson was flown to a Tulsa hospital, where troopers said she died.  

Levi Diffee said he had been Dobson’s friend since they were teenagers. 

"She always was outgoing. She always had a smile and she always tried to stay positive,” Diffee said.  

OHP said Dobson was on her bike, trying to cross Highway 62 on South 460 Road, about three miles west of Tahlequah.  

Troopers said the driver was in a metallic white or light-colored car. OHP said the car will have damage to the front, and the driver's side mirror and headlight will be missing.  

Diffee said the 24-year-old leaves behind a young son. 

"I know he's going to miss his mom, she was a good woman,” Diffee said.  

"She was a sweet girl, real sweet girl. It just breaks my heart,” Saundra Richmond said.  

Diffee's mom, Saundra, knew Dobson too. They said she used to live with them and hope someone has information about the driver who hit her.  

"That's all we ask is that we find the person that did that to her,” Diffee said.  

If you have any information about the crash, OHP asks that you call the Northeast Regional Communications Center at (918) 627-0440.