Tulsa Police Dispatcher Killed In Hit-And-Run; Driver Turns Himself In

Wednesday, October 6th 2021, 6:07 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A man turned himself in after Tulsa Police said he ran a red light and crashed into a woman who was driving to work. Police say the woman died and the man, Codey Carrell, ran from the scene.

The victim has been identified as Mary Byers, who was a Tulsa 911 dispatcher for 26 years and a beloved member of the department.

Officers said Byers was a supervisor with Tulsa dispatch and was headed to work the graveyard shift. Police say Mary was a happy person who loved her family.

Police say Carrell turned himself in more than 12 hours after the fatal crash, which happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police say Carrell's girlfriend was in the car with him during the crash and was injured.

Witnesses told police Carrell first walked away, then, came back and tried to take his girlfriend with him, but witnesses wouldn’t let him, so he took off running. Officers say people who were there, told them what happened.

Carrell has been booked into jail for first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Tulsa Police said Byers "was a bright light to all those who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her 911 family, and we are forever grateful for her service."