TPD identifies man hit, killed by car on Sunday

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Updated: 12/31/2013 11:11 am Published: 12/30/2013 3:27 pm

Tulsa police say a man who was hit by a truck in north Tulsa passed away from his injuries Sunday night.

They identified the man as Eric Rollerson. 

Officers said a truck hit Rollerson and then ran into a utility pole near 54th street north and Lewis. Police said the driver was speeding and alcohol was involved.

Rollerson was crossing the road at an intersection. Rollerson's family said he was the first African-American to run for mayor of Tulsa and was a community activist. Services are pending.

The driver is still in the hospital. 

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Mayor Maynot - 12/31/2013 8:45 PM
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Unwashed Mass (dirty sermon) #8 ^]] FOX is getting more like the history channel. They'll report the rest of it later.

Mayor Maynot - 12/31/2013 8:40 PM
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Condolences to friends and family of Rollerson. I've been acquainted with a few prominent African American citizens here in tulsa. My first introduction was Theopholis Williams. He was the first African American educator in south tulsa. Later on he went on to become superintendent of tulsa public schools. He was a very kind fair and noble man. The children at the school tagged him with a slur that they designed just for him.(it wasn't nice) He wore it like a badge of honor. Thanks Coach you have been a lighting banner for many.

Unwashed Mass - 12/31/2013 1:45 PM
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Police keeping the driver's identity a secret? Professional courtesy or cover-up?
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