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September 27, 2011

UPDATE: Perry police make arrest in pedestrian hit-and-run

OKLAHOMA CITY — Perry police say a Stillwater man is suspected of hitting a teenage pedestrian with his sport utility vehicle.

Troy Dennis Selisker, 44, is being held in the Noble County Jail on a complaint of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. His bond had not been set at press time this morning.

A 14-year-old girl was hit by an SUV on Sunday while she walked near Fourth and Holly streets, Perry police Capt. Jim McIlvain said. Police reported Monday the girl was on a bike but said today she was actually walking. The SUV that hit her left the scene.

A helicopter took the girl to OU Medical Center, McIlvain said, and she was treated for a broken collarbone and broken leg. McIlvain would not release her name because she is a juvenile.

Police had asked residents to look for a large red or maroon SUV. Its headlight and bug shield were damaged in the collision, McIlvain said.

A Tulsa police officer called Perry police on Monday. McIlvain said the officer told them a friend of a friend is the mother of a passenger in the SUV at the time of the wreck. The Tulsa police officer told Perry police the driver’s name was Troy and that he lived at a Stillwater apartment complex, which the officer named, McIlvain said. Stillwater police used utility records to help Perry police determine the man’s full name, and a Payne County sheriff’s deputy picked up the man at his job. A damaged red GMC Yukon was parked at the man’s workplace when deputies arrived, McIlvain said.

Perry police Chief Brian Thomas interviewed the man at the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, and police contend the man  admitted hitting a girl, McIlvain said. The man also said he panicked and kicked out his passenger after the collision, McIlvain said.

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