One Fatality In Fiery Semi Crash On I-40 In Canadian County


Monday, July 24th 2017, 2:11 am
By: News 9


The eastbound & westbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 111 in Canadian County are closed due to a fiery crash involving a semi and a pick-up truck. OHP responded to the crash around midnight, Monday morning.

Lanes were closed from Calumet to Geary exits near Calumet, OK. Troopers report a pickup truck driving westbound crossed the center median and struck a semi traveling eastbound head-on. Both vehicles caught fire upon impact, inciting fire before the lanes were shut down. Several amounts of debris were described covering the highway.

Authorities reported an unknown injury related to the accident at 12:45 a.m.

The driver of the pick-up truck was confirmed dead after 5:00 a.m. The driver and passenger in the semi were considered "fine" by troopers.

The roadway was opened to one lane in each direction at approximately 5:50 a.m. 

All lanes of I-40 reopened around 10 a.m.

The driver of the pick-up truck was confirmed dead after 5:00 a.m. The driver and passenger in the semi were considered "fine" by troopers.

The roadway was opened to one lane in each direction at approximately 5:50 a.m. 

Both outside lanes eastbound and westbound on I40 are open at this time...SVB

— Okla. Highway Patrol (@OHPtraffic) July 24, 2017

All lanes of I-40 reopened around 10 a.m.

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The eastbound & westbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 111 in Canadian County are closed due to a fiery crash. Stay with your News 9 app for more information. Stay with News9.com or your News 9 app for more information. 

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