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Group home staffer resigns after runaway Oklahoma teen dies

By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World Modified: January 13, 2014 at 10:40 am •  Published: January 13, 2014

A staffer at a Tulsa group home resigned after an 11-year-old who fled the home was killed in an auto-pedestrian collision on Interstate 44 last April, Department of Human Services documents show.

Christopher Seaton and a 14-year-old resident escaped Realations Community Services of Oklahoma, 2026 W. Skelly Drive, through a hole in the fence of a neighboring business while outside with staffers and other residents on April 7, according to an investigative summary DHS recently provided to the Tulsa World.

The former staffer endangered two other residents who assisted him in pursuing the wayward boys across eastbound lanes of the interstate, the investigation found.

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