Trucker Dies In Turnpike Accident

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 8:19 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) _ A truck driver is dead following a fiery crash with another semi early Wednesday morning on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The victim's name hasn't been released.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the victim was eastbound northeast of Miami just before 2:45 a.m. when he crashed into the rear of the second semi which had stopped in the roadway.

The victim's rig then burst into flames and burned.

The driver of the second semi wasn't injured.

The crash shut down eastbound lanes of the turnpike for nearly 6 1/2 hours and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say the outside lane at mile marker 322 will remain closed until Friday for repairs.