Police identify child hit and killed by vehicle in west Tulsa


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Updated: 8/28/2013 1:55 pm Published: 8/27/2013 3:37 pm


Tulsa police have identified a four-year old that was hit and killed at a west Tulsa elementary on Tuesday.

Police say Emmalee Halstead died after being hit by an SUV in front of Park Elementary, near West 39th St and S 32nd West Ave. 

Police said the little girl was walking with her mother to meet the school bus and darted in front of an SUV and was hit. They said the SUV was pulling into the parking lot and the driver is not at fault.  

They said the little girl was not a student at the school, but the school will have counselors at the school for students on Wednesday. 

Keith Ballard, superintendent from Tulsa Public Schools released this statement:

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the 4-year-old girl who was hit by a car in front of Park Elementary this afternoon. This is truly a tragedy for everyone involved and all of Tulsa Public Schools grieves when such a young life is taken away. 


"Our hearts and prayers also go out to the driver and family of the vehicle, as this was an unfortunate accident. While we believe there is little that could have been done to prevent this tragedy, we want to urge drivers to be cautious when driving near schools and crosswalks. They need to give their full attention to the road and be mindful of children and their surroundings at all times.


“No words will ever be enough to express the deep sorrow we experience at the loss of this young child.”



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Gregg777 - 9/13/2013 9:34 PM
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Tulsa doesnt even charge a girl that hits a guy on peoria for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Had she stopped perhaps the second car that hit and killed him would have never had that chance. (because she was scared) WTF ever. If we could use that excuse, hell a drunk or someone driving illegally could run home and swith drivers and say they left cause they were scared. Im not suprised by much of anything in tulsa anymore. God Bless both families involved with this tragedy.

tiredbeingsad - 8/28/2013 1:44 PM
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Many prayers for all parties involved. Such a terrible sad accident. :( I cannot imagine the grief they all must be feeling. I pray that none of us ever do.

Mommyoftwo - 8/27/2013 7:50 PM
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No this person was not speeding! It was a total accident.Why didn't the mother have this baby's hand?? No there wasn't a ticket because this person was not speeding and is not at fault.. What if this freak accident happened to you? How would you feel??? Look at both families and what they are going through before opening your mouth about only one family involved in this.

kindagreywolf - 8/27/2013 5:29 PM
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$50 says "No tickets where issued". Wait till the gangbangers find out vehicular manslaughter is legal in Tulsa, gun crimes will go down. Feel so bad for the parents.

rmp729 - 8/27/2013 4:05 PM
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May that sweet angel rest in peace.

Mayor Maynot - 8/27/2013 3:58 PM
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Condolences to all involved. #8.^[[. . .

t town253 - 8/27/2013 3:55 PM
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MY GOD! Was it someone speeding thru the school zone
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