Jack-Knifed Semi Causes Traffic Backup On I-244 In Tulsa

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 10:48 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- There were no reports of any injuries after a crash between a pickup truck and semi dump truck on I-244 at Pittsburg Tuesday morning.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a westbound pickup truck lost the tread off its left rear tire. 

Troopers say that caused the driver to lose control and hit a westbound semi.  The impact caused the semi to jackknife.

The resulting crash slowed westbound traffic on the highway.  Tulsa Fire cleaned up diesel fuel spilled when the truck's fuel tanks ruptured.

The troopers say the wreck happened just after 9 a.m.