NORMAN — Police are investigating an incident involving a 79-year-old man who was walking along State Highway 9 when he was struck by a vehicle, leaving him with significant injuries.
The man was identified as Eddie Eaton. He was found on the side of the road around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in between 60th Avenue Southeast and 72nd Avenue Southeast by Norman police and fire.
Preliminary investigation showed that Eaton was walking eastbound on Highway 9 when he was struck by a vehicle that also was traveling eastbound.
Eaton was transported to the OU Medical Center by EMSStat. He remained in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon.
The incident is under investigation by the Norman and University of Oklahoma Police Department Collision Incident Reconstruction Team.