Mother of child killed near Gathering Place charged with homicide

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 04/24/2019, 5:22 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) UPDATE 3: Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell said Monday Evelyn Ortiz-Luevano most likely has fled the country for Mexico. UPDATE 2: The mother of a 5-year-old boy killed while riding a scooter near the Gathering Place has been charged with homicide. Evelyn Ortiz-Luevano was charged with child neglect and negligent homicide - motor vehicle on Friday. Witnesses told police Ortiz-Luevano rode the scooter into oncoming traffic with the child onboard, and that he fell off when she swerved to avoid the car that ultimately hit and killed him. UPDATE 1: (TPD) 25-year-old Renier S. Davison has turned himself into Riverside Traffic Officers. He has been interviewed and has been arrested for Felony Hit & Run (Fatality). Davison made a statement to officers in which he admitted to driving the suspect vehicle at the time of this fatality collision. ORIGINAL STORY: (TPD) On Tuesday at about 8:30 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call about a hit and run collision involving a vehicle and a child just north of East 31st St. on Riverside Drive. Tulsa Police Officers were dispatched within 2 minutes of dispatch receiving the call and they arrived on scene about 6 minutes after being dispatched to the call. At this time investigators have learned that a 5-year-old child and his mother were riding a rented scooter southbound in the outside northbound lanes of Riverside Dr.  The male child was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, he was declared deceased by a doctor at about 9 p.m., his mother's injuries do not appear to require hospitalization. The child victim has been identified as Cadence Reyes-Ortiz. The suspect vehicle, a red newer model Honda Civic was located at the Waterside apartments (in the parking lot) (1500 Southwest Blvd.); it has been towed and is being held pending the service of a search warrant for evidence.  The suspect vehicle was missing the front bumper (located at about 1700 Riverside Dr.), the front grill (located at about 2700 Riverside Dr.) and other parts from the front wheel wells (located at the scene of the collision). Officers canvassed the apartment complex where the suspect vehicle was located and received information from a neighbor that they heard the door close on what they believe is the suspect’s apartment followed by crying and a bang.  Tulsa Police Riverside Traffic Officers served a search warrant on the suspect’s apartment, but the apartment was unoccupied.  Riverside Division Traffic Officers are interested in locating and interviewing Renier S. Davison about this collision as he is a person of interest at this time.  If there were any witnesses to this collision or if anyone knows the whereabouts of the person of interest in this fatality collision, please contact Tulsa Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS (2677).


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