Simmons taken into custody; attorney says suspect was not aware of anyone being injured

Logan County Jail photo of Zachary James Simmons in 2019.

The man wanted for allegedly leaving the scene of a deadly accident was taken into custody on Friday morning. The suspect has hired a well-known attorney to represent him.


33-year-old Mandy Gorsuch was struck by a vehicle late Saturday evening (October 26) while in downtown Guthrie. Gorsuch died due to internal injuries while being transported to the hospital by Guthrie EMS.

Witnesses at the scene stated they saw a pickup strike the victim and fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. Related article: Man charged for allegedly leaving fatality accident

In District Court on Friday, Zachary Simmons was formally arraigned in front of Judge Susan Worthington with the charge of leaving the scene of a fatality accident. He was given a $50,000 bond and a court date for Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

The Logan County District Attorney’s Office was requesting a $100,000 bond.

Attorney Scott Adams represented Simmons at the arraignment and told the judge that Simmons was unaware of anyone being injured.

“He was not aware anyone was injured until later on when he was contacted by police,” Adams told the judge.

Adams continued, “He (Simmons) found out last night (Thursday) that he had a warrant out for his arrest. I immediately called the police department and made arrangements with the police department for me to surrender him this morning, which I did.”

Adams added that electronic information from the truck was turned over to police officials for further investigation.

“We are in the process of figuring out all the factual basis behind the case,” Adams finished up with.

Funeral services for Gorsuch, who leaves behind a wife and stepson, will be held today.


1 Comment on "Simmons taken into custody; attorney says suspect was not aware of anyone being injured"

  1. Moniche Caradine | November 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm | Reply

    It seems this person got to much leanancy because of his affiliations with Guthrie. Anyone else would not have … Hope they through the book at him . Justice for Mandy…

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