Man accused of racing his vehicle in N.W. Oklahoma City in jail after fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A man who was reportedly racing another driver in northwest Oklahoma City is in jail after a fatal hit-and-run.

Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, a man walking across the street near N.W. 63rd and Rockwell was struck by a vehicle.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in N.W. Oklahoma City

Police say the suspect who hit the victim did not pull over and drove away from the scene.

Authorities were able to track down the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run and take the driver into custody.

The driver has been identified as Tanner Watts.

Tanner watts, Oklahoma County Jail

Officials say Watts was allegedly racing another driver when he struck the pedestrian with his car.

Authorities say the victim, who was identified as 37-year-old Eric Grant, died at the scene of the crash.

Now, investigators are searching for a female who was driving a white or silver four-door BMW with a sun roof and may have witnessed the crash.

If you have any information on the crash, call the Warr Acres Police Department at (405) 789-3329.

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