Trucker Charged After Hit and Run Incident in Beckham Co.


April 10, 2024

An arrest warrant has been issued for a California man after he allegedly sideswiped a parked pickup and camper trailer with his semi truck and trailer on the side of I-40 in Beckham County late last month.

The driver of the pickup, was also allegedly hit.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the incident occurred on March 29 in the westbound lanes of I-40 near mile marker 20. That’s where an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper was dispatched to, and found the victim with blood on his face and abrasions on his body. The man would tell the Trooper that while he was on the left side of his trailer, he saw a semi and trailer coming towards him. He said he was then struck by either the semi or trailer.

The man received medical attention and was eventually flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

The affidavit stated that during an investigation, the Trooper found a broken mirror at the scene from what appeared to be from the suspect semi. Later the semi was located in Texas, in Wheeler County where it was promptly pulled over.

There, authorities spoke with the driver identified as being 27-year-old Navjot Singh of Bakersfield, California. He would tell authorities he was aware that he hit the vehicle in Beckham County, but was not aware of hitting the man.

Because he had crossed the state line, authorities had to let the man go, but he was made aware of the impending warrant and charges that would be levied against him.

Singh was charged last week with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

Initial bond was set at $15,000.

A court date is pending his arrest.

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