Charges against a McAlester woman involved in a Nov. 20 fatal hit-and-run are anticipated to be filed Friday in Pittsburg County District Court.
Antonia “Toni” Jean Beall, 39, of McAlester, will be charged with felony first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision, according to information released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The woman was arrested and brought in Wednesday to the Pittsburg County Jail by U.S. Marshals and OHP Troopers for outstanding warrants. The District 18 District Attorney’s Office confirmed the charges were pending Friday morning against Beall.
Beall is accused of fatally striking 34-year-old Curtis Wayne Johnson, of Lancaster, Texas, on Nov. 20 just south of McAlester before leaving the scene and concealing the vehicle. After Johnson was found by an off-duty trooper, the man was transported to the McAlester Regional Health Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the OHP.
Troopers were not able to locate the 2000 white Plymouth Voyager after they spoke with Beall on Nov. 23.
OHP Public Information Officer Sarah Stewart confirmed that investigators located the van buried in an “undisclosed location” in Pittsburg County and that investigators have identified the suspect and accomplices who concealed the vehicle for Beall and charges and more arrests are anticipated.
This is a developing story.
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