Slick Roads Leads To Rash Of Accidents

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 5:23 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a winter storm that wasn't expected to pack much of a punch still managed to wreak havoc on Oklahoma roads, causing at least one fatal traffic accident.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported numerous accidents on highways after a moderate band of snow moved through the state during the evening.

The patrol says an Enid woman was killed when her pickup truck went out of control on a snow-covered Interstate 35 in north Oklahoma and overturned several times.

Authorities say 28-year-old Lisa Lynn Collins suffered massive injuries in Wednesday night's accident and was dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Trooper Kera Philippi says there were so many accidents at one point Wednesday night that there weren't enough wreckers to tow vehicles.

Troopers had to shut down US Highway 75 in Okmulgee County after a semi overturned. It reopened after about two hours.

In north Oklahoma City, a tractor-trailer jackknifed and partially blocked I-35 at the I-44 junction, forcing its closure.