Enid Police Department (EPD)

ENID, Okla. — An 18-year-old Enid woman struck Saturday night on North Garland while riding her bicycle has died.

Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said the collision occurred at 9:50 p.m. in the 400 block of North Garland.

Jacobi said Anna Wells was riding her bicycle north on Garland when she was struck by a 2001 Ford Ranger, driven by Joe Piper, 61, of Enid.

"Indications are that Mr. Piper he did not see Anna in time to avoid the collision," Jacobi said. "He struck her and immediately stopped, in addition to another couple witnesses."

He said Wells was taken by Life EMS to the Lowe's Home Improvement parking lot, where she was then flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Jacobi said Wells was placed on life support in preparation for organ donation.

The captain said that witnesses at the scene said that Wells "came out of nowhere" and that no one saw her until she was struck by the pickup.

He said that Piper and the witnesses stopped immediately following the collision, called police and attended to Wells.

Jacobi said there were no indications that Piper was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

The collision remains under investigation.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains. He can be reached at crains@enidnews.com.

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