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

Friday, September 21st 2012, 8:20 am
By: News On 6

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.