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OHP: Two Dead In Crash Caused By Wrong-Way Driver On Turner Turnpike

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Picture of one of the vehicles in the head on crash. Picture of one of the vehicles in the head on crash.
OHP trooper investigating the crash. OHP trooper investigating the crash.
OHP closes westbound lanes of Turner Turnpike. OHP closes westbound lanes of Turner Turnpike.
CREEK COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Two people are dead after a three-vehicle crash on the Turner Turnpike near the Kellyville gate Thursday night.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a driver got on Interstate-44 at the Kellyville gate heading eastbound in the westbound lanes at about 11 p.m.

About a mile down I-44, troopers say he sideswiped a car. OHP said the driver continued traveling the wrong direction on the highway and slammed head-on into a westbound vehicle at mile-marker 215. That driver and the wrong-way driver were killed.

Troopers said a driver in a third vehicle was also injured when he ran into the two crashed vehicles. That driver was taken to a Sapulpa hospital.

OHP closed the westbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike for three hours while troopers investigated and cleaned up after the crash.

Troopers say the wrong-way driver initially was driving in the right direction, but got off the Turner and re-entered the turnpike going in the wrong direction for some unknown reason.

OHP has yet to release the names of those involved in the crash.

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