Details released in deadly hit and run, police work to take 17-year-old suspect in to custody

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SHAWNEE, Okla.-- More details are being released including the 911 call in a deadly hit and run that took the life of a 62-year-old utility worker.

It happened earlier this week just north of the Shawnee Mall. Investigators are now working to take the 17-year-old suspect into custody.

"911. What's the address of your emergency?"

"Yes, ma'am. I just witnessed a hit and run on a gentleman."

That gentleman was Ernest Reynolds of Prague.

"It was a locator, and he was on the road, and we witnessed him get hit by a truck behind us."

"There are other employees headed to the gentleman. I'm trying to get the tag number of the truck that hit him and ran."

Police believe a 17-year-old male was behind the wheel.

"The vehicle is actually behind us. He's running. I don't think he knows that we saw it. So as soon as he gets around us we're going to try to get the tag."

"He's in a white Dodge diesel flat bed truck."

The caller follows the the white dodge truck as best he can.

"I think we lost him."

However, the caller was able to get a good description that police used to eventually track down the vehicle.

"He's got a dent on his quarter panel on the driver's side."

Reynolds had lived in Prague for years and took great pride in his vineyard and winery just north of town where he lived with his wife.

NewsChannel Four reached out to the teen suspect's attorney but got no response. Reynolds' funeral services will be held Monday.

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