Trucker Dies In Fiery Crash Outside Sallisaw

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 9:03 am
By: Dee Duren

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the driver of a Freightliner truck is dead after his semi hit a culvert and burst into flames. The crash took place at 10:40 p.m. Saturday about four miles east of Sallisaw on Interstate 40.

The man's name has not yet been released.

Troopers say his 2008 Freightliner was eastbound on I-40 when it left the highway for an unknown reason, went airborne and hit a concrete culvert, busting into flames. The condition of the driver at the time of the wreck is still under investigation.

Sallisaw firefighters, the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office and Pafford EMS assisted in the crash.

News On 6 will have more information as it is released by OHP.