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OHP: Driver May Have Fallen Asleep When Semi Jack-Knifed On Turner Turnpike

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It happened at 3:51 a.m. Monday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. It happened at 3:51 a.m. Monday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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All lanes of the Turner Turnpike are back open after a jack-knifed semi-truck closed it down early Monday morning.

It happened at 3:51 a.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. It is believed the driver of the Sysco semi-truck may have fallen asleep and locked up his brakes when he realized he was going to the side of the turnpike.

The semi blocked both lanes of westbound Turner Turnpike east of I-35. They re-opened to traffic shortly before 6 a.m..

The driver will likely receive a ticket. The roads were wet at the time of the crash and he may have been driving too fast for the conditions. Some fuel leaked on the turnpike, but troopers said it was not significant enough to call the fire department or hazmat crews.

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