TULSA, OK -- A traffic accident on U.S. Highway 75 near 56th Street North closed down the southbound lanes of the highway for over an hour Monday morning.
Tulsa Police say a pickup truck struck the back of a street sweeper.
Officers say the driver of the street sweeper was ok, but the driver of the pickup truck was taken to a Tulsa hospital and later died.
The street sweeper was operated by a private contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
The street sweeper was cleaning the inside shoulder of a bridge when it was hit by the pickup truck.
Tulsa Police have identified the victim as 57-year-old Daniel Kepler of Claremore.
The News On 6 photojournalist on the scene reported the truck left hardly any skid marks, even though that section of the highway is straight and the view of the bridge unobstructed.