Trucker Wanted for Questioning After Fatal Hit and Run in Oklahoma
Sequoyah County, OK – Oklahoma authorities are searching for a trucker believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run last Saturday.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the incident occurred last Saturday, July 18 at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Investigators say a white semi-truck pulling a white trailer was operating along eastbound Interstate 40, about 3.7 miles north of Moffett, when it struck a man identified as Robert Rabe.
OHP said Rabe was driving a 1977 Chevrolet truck eastbound and had pulled to the shoulder to change a flat tire before being fatally struck.
Investigators indicated there is likely damage to the right front of the tractor and/or the right side of the trailer.
The big rig continued traveling east into Arkansas on I-40.
It is unclear if the trucker was aware he struck a person.
OHP released a photo of the big rig (above) and is asking for anyone with information to call the NE Region Communications Center at (918) 627-0440.