OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Preston Morales, of Del City, Oklahoma, has been identified as the pedestrian in a Christmas night fatal vehicle strike in Oklahoma County.

Morales, 29, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near Oklahoma City Friday night.


According to reports, Morales was operating a vehicle on Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City, when for unknown reasons, he exited the vehicle and attempted to cross the roadway. At some point, Morales was struck by a passing vehicle around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Morales was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Oklahoma County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,633, making it the most populous county in Oklahoma. The county seat is Oklahoma City, the state capital and largest city – Wikipedia.