Randall Whitehorn, 1953-2017. Photo: Otoe-Missouria Tribe
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Authorities seek information about fatal hit-and-run of Otoe-Missouria citizen

Authorities in Oklahoma are asking for the public's assistance after a revered citizen of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe was killed in a hit-and-run.

Randall Whitehorn, 64, was struck in the early morning hours of July 9 in Red Rock. He had been pushing his disabled vehicle along a highway when he was struck by another car, News 9 reported.

The driver of that car fled the scene. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the vehicle of interest is a 1992-1995 Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus, color unknown, that may have some damage to its passenger side, front headlight and passenger side rear view mirror.

Whitehorn worked for his tribe in numerous capacities and belonged to the Otoe Native American Church, according to his obituary. His Indian name was "Xla-Pi," meaning "Good Eagle."

Whitehorn's wife, Roselyn Begay-Whitehorn, was behind the wheel of the disabled vehicle when her husband was struck, News 9 reported. She was not injured, the station said.

"On behalf of the Tribal Council and administration, our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Randall Whitehorn," the Otoe-Missouria Tribe said in a post on Facebook on Monday. Whitehorn was laid to rest on Wednesday.

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