A gruesome discovery at rock quarry in northeast Tulsa

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 9:51 am
By: News On 6

Workers at a northeast Tulsa business found a wrecked pickup truck when they got to work Tuesday morning, with the dead driver still inside.

Fire crews found the late model pickup truck almost 90 feet at the bottom of a rock quarry. Tulsa Police investigators believe the truck was speeding and ran a stop sign where the road ended. Based on tire marks, police say the truck broke through a small barrier, then went airborne over the edge of the quarry.

The driver was belted in, but died in the crash. The victim is a white male in his mid-30's, but Tulsa Police have not released his name. Officers are investigating the cause of the wreck. Tulsa Police Cpl. Brian Collum: "at this point, we don' t know. We're investigating a DUI, a possible suicide, we're going to look at all aspects of why something like this would happen."

Tulsa Police were called out to the same area early Tuesday morning when a witness saw a pickup truck speeding down the road at almost 100 miles per hour, but because it was dark, officers didn't see anything when they searched the area.