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OHP Identifies Trucker Killed Crossing Will Rogers Turnpike After Wreck Near Adair

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Photo of the burned semi. Photo of the burned semi.
Firefighters putting out the fire on the semi. Firefighters putting out the fire on the semi.
Picture of the Subaru in the creek. Picture of the Subaru in the creek.
The crash backed up westbound traffic on the turnpike for 3 and half miles. The crash backed up westbound traffic on the turnpike for 3 and half miles.
MAYES COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A truck driver died while crossing the Will Rogers Turnpike after a crash that caused his truck to catch fire.

The crash happened in a construction zone in the westbound lanes of the turnpike near Adair at about 4:30 a.m.

The OHP says the semi carrying a shipment of eggs hit a concrete barrier and started to burn.  The driver and a passenger got out, and the driver ran across the eastbound lanes where he was struck by a Subaru.

The truck driver has been identified as 59-year-old Brar Sukhchain Singh of Delano, California. He died at the scene from massive injuries.

Troopers say Singh was thrown about 35 feet after he was struck by a Tulsa driver, Aaron Michael Vogt, 30.

Vogt's Subaru ended up in a creek. He had minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene, as did his passenger, 24-year-old Abbigale Lynne Rygg of Tulsa.

The OHP closed the westbound lanes of I-44 and diverted traffic off the turnpike at the Big Cabin exit for over two hours. 

Troopers reopened the westbound lanes at about 8 a.m.

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