Troopers investigating hit and run after suspect flees on horseback

September 19, 2022 | Featured|Headlines

KAY COUNTY — Kay County resident Krystal Conn and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are searching for answers concerning the hit and run accident she was a victim of on Sept. 9.

Conn said she was stopped at a red light in a construction zone on Oklahoma 11 near Duck Creek when a white truck pulling a horse trailer slammed into the back of her vehicle.

Conn said the impact was indescribable.

“I got hit so hard,” she said.

Conn believes the hit and run driver was doing at least 65mph and notes that the speed limit in the construction zone is 45mph. The accident was reported to the Kay County Sheriff’s Department at 7:28 p.m. 

The suspect reportedly continued driving to the area of Union and Oklahoma 11 where he reportedly abandoned the vehicle and trailer and jumped on a horse.

Soon afterwards the sheriff’s department started receiving reports of a bloody male riding a horse in the area. He was never located.

Conn was told the next day that the owner of the truck reported it stolen.

Sara Stewart, spokeswoman for OHP, said the truck and trailer are being held by troopers as evidence and that the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with any information on the accident is urged to contact OHP at 405-425-2323.