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OHP: Man Dies After Swerving To Avoid Stopped Traffic On I-240 In OKC

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 The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) released new details regarding a crash on Interstate 240 late Monday morning just east of Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma County.

The crash killed one man and injured another woman and two children.

According to OHP, 40-year-old Derrick Lamont Cline was traveling eastbound on I-240 in the outside lane and swerved left to avoid traffic that had stopped ahead in the outside lane. OHP said 24-year-old Tiffany Sue Upshaw was eastbound on I-240 in the middle lane at the time, and when Cline swerved, Upshaw's Ford Expedition struck Cline's Lincoln Town Car. 

It happened at 11:55 a.m., OHP said.

OHP said Cline was pinned in the vehicle for about 30 minutes. Oklahoma City Fire Department crews extracted him. He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City.

As for Upshaw and the two children, ages seven and four, OHP said they all sustained trunk and internal injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Seatbelts and proper child restraints were in use by all involved, authorities noted. At the time of the crash, OHP said the roadway's asphalt was wet and it was raining.

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