NORMAN — Police are investigating an incident involving a 79-year-old man who was walking along 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 SE and 72nd Avenue SE Avenues by Norman police and fire.
Preliminary investigation showed that Eaton was walking eastbound on Highway 9 when he was struck by a vehicle that was also 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.