Two Semis Collide During Rush Hour On Tulsa Highway

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:37 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reopened both westbound lanes of Interstate 244 at Yale after a semi crash Monday morning. Authorities said two semi trucks were in the outside westbound lanes during rush hour.

One driver slowed for traffic, and the semi driver behind him swerved to avoid him at the last minute. He didn't avoid the truck, however, clipping the back of the other trailer, according to OHP.

We're told neither driver was injured.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation had to use a backhoe to move the semi's trailer so it could reopen one westbound lane after about 30 minutes.

The wreck backed up traffic all the way to Highway 169.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.