Driver sought in deadly hit-and-run accident in Oklahoma City

The crash was near N MacArthur Boulevard and NW 10.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm •  Published: February 6, 2013

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday, and police are searching for the driver who fled the scene.

About 2:50 a.m., Joseph Edward Helmka, 58, of Oklahoma City, was struck in the southbound lanes of N MacArthur Boulevard near NW 10, Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. Helmka died at a local hospital.

It is not known who the driver of the vehicle is, Knight said.

The conditions were extremely foggy, and the driver did not stop, he said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.


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