Emergency Crews Responded To Semi-Truck Fire On Will Rogers Turnpike Near Verdigris River

Wednesday, February 24th 2021, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6

Fire crews responded to the scene of a semi-truck fire in the westbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike just east of the Verdigris River on Wednesday morning.

Crews from the Catoosa, Verdigris and Rolling Hills fire departments were called in to help control the scene in the early morning hours.

Will Rogers Turnpike Truck Fire

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel before hitting the guardrails and rupturing the fuel tank of the truck leading to the large fire. The truck's driver was uninjured in the accident.

Troopers said that a wrecker was brought in to help clear the scene, but troopers said that the trailer of the truck must first be emptied before crews can tow it away.

Emergency officials have blocked the outside westbound lane near mile marker 246 while they work to remove debris.