The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an injury collision in the area of 12th Avenue NE and Robinson Street at approximately 10:39 p.m. on September 24. The initial investigation into the incident indicates that the victim, later identified as 61-year-old Thomas David, was crossing Robinson Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. David was declared deceased at the scene.
The suspect vehicle left the scene of the collision. Witnesses and car parts left at the scene provided officers with a description of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located a shortly after on a traffic stop by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in the area of Main Street and Reed Avenue. The driver, later identified as 51-year-old Rosemary Grove, was taken into custody. Grove was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of driving under the influence, first degree manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a fatality accident.
The collision remains under investigation by the NPD Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.