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Born February 17, 1934

Died June 10, 2021

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Born June 22, 1928

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Born January 16, 1939

Died June 8, 2021

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Born September 4, 1945

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:37 AM

Corinzo Smith

Corinzo Ben Smith Jr., 72, of Muskogee has been charged in Muskogee County District Court with a felony of leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The victim, Walter Fletcher, was seriously injured and left lying in the road at Honor Heights on May 10, after Smith’s 2008 Ford Focus allegedly collided with him, according to a police affidavit filed with the case. Smith then allegedly left the scene.

He is also charged with driving without a license.

Smith was previously convicted of a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident in 2019 in Tulsa, for which he received a two-year suspended sentence.