An unlicensed driver accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident in March was ordered Friday to face trial after a witness said the driver got out of his car, checked on a man in the street and then drove off.
Jose Devine told a judge he was standing outside a convenience store smoking a cigarette when he saw a white sedan “jump the curb” and stop abruptly.
Devine testified seeing the man he identified as the defendant, Leonard Lee Bailey, exit the car on the driver's side and touch the victim, who was “not moving,” then get back in the car, back up and drive away.
“I saw his leg hanging off the curb and he was lying face down in puddle of water,” Devine said.
Bailey, 62, of Oklahoma City, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and causing an accident without a driver's license.
He is suspected of being the driver in a March 27 wreck that killed Lee Michael Day, 38. Day was walking on NW 10 near Western Avenue about 3 p.m. when a car hit him, witnesses told police. The car left, but onlookers took down the tag number.
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