A possibly drunk father from Oklahoma, US, was arrested last week after fleeing the scene of an accident that allegedly killed his 16-year-old daughter and left his wife and their two other children injured.
On January 11th at approximately 9:20 p.m., Bixby Police were reportedly called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident where a 16-year-old girl had just been ejected from the car in the collision. , the New York Post reported on Wednesday.
By the time they arrived, the driver, Elliott Binney, 41, had likely already fled the scene, leaving his dying eldest daughter, Shelby Binney, on the sidewalk, as well as his wife and two other children who had been injured in the crash.
The young girl, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries shortly afterwards, according to American media.
According to Fox 23, officers at the scene allegedly found a bottle of vodka, which the man later admitted to consuming while driving, as well as several pill bottles with labels torn off near the front seats.
It wasn't until Friday morning that local police managed to catch the forty-year-old, who had continued his escape aboard a second vehicle, “recovering” from “a family business,” according to Bixby Police Chief Todd Blish, Fox 23 reported.
“We were able to electronically track this vehicle and ultimately make an arrest in this case,” he added.
🇺🇸Bodycam footage shows 41-year-old Elliott Binney being arrested by police, apparently drunk. A few hours earlier, he had an accident that killed his daughter and sent his wife and two other children to the hospital. He fled the scene on foot, got another car and was… pic.twitter.com/VyjXfDEmEs
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However, due to the time between the accident and the arrest, the police would not have been able to conduct an alcohol test. He was reportedly charged with hit-and-run resulting in death, first-degree manslaughter and passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone, 2 News reported.
According to the New York Post, the man had three previous convictions for hit-and-run.