Traffic accident on I44 sends two people to the hospital

Monday, March 21st 2005, 6:19 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are investigating an accident that shut down part of I-44 Sunday night.

It happened around 8:30 between 161st and 177th East Avenues in Rogers County. OHP troopers say a white car traveling eastbound was racing an SUV when the car crossed the median. It hit a westbound semi-truck that was hauling three other semi cabs.

Troopers say the collision caused the semi to lose control sending it across the eastbound lanes, up an embankment and through a fence.

The SUV driver left the scene. The drivers of the car and the semi were transported to the hospital.