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Pedestrian Struck After Po Hi Football Game Has Died


The Ponca City Police Department is reporting that 78 year old Virginia Ross of Shidler died from injuries she received when being struck by a vehicle as she crossed Fifth Street last night leaving Sullins Stadium.

Ross was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. The 36 year old driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in crosswalk. Several calls reporting the accident were received by the Ponca City Communications Center at approximately 8:50 PM. Ross was transported by ambulance to the Ponca City Alliance Medical Center where she died.

Ponca City Police Officers with specialized training in accident reconstruction closed Fifth Street for several hours last night as they conducted their investigation. The driver, from Ponca City, was not injured.

*****Reported earlier

10pm Friday

A 78 year old Shidler resident leaving the Po Hi football game was crossing 5th Street, inside the crosswalk, when she was struck by a passing motorist. The Communications center received numerous calls at approximately 8:50 PM reporting the accident and immediately dispatched Emergency responders. A medical helicopter was launched and landed in Ponca City to transport the victim to a trauma facility.

The victim was transported by Ponca City ambulance to Alliance Health of Ponca City being treated and awaiting transport to a medical trauma facility at the time of this release. She is in critical condition.

The female driver age 36, from Ponca City, was not injured.