JUNE 26, 2009 - MIAMI, OK - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is dealing with a major incident on the
Will Rogers Turnpike.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority tells The News On 6 that eight people were
killed in a crash involving five cars and a semi.
Video from SkyNews6 showed a semi sitting on top of a minivan and another
smaller car. Rescue crews were using three wreckers to try to pull the
truck off of the smaller vehicles.
OHP Lt. George Brown said traffic was stopped because of an earlier crash
when the big rig slammed into at least three cars, which then crashed
into more vehicles.
So far, the OHP has not released any details on the fatalities, including
whether they were in the two vehicles that were crushed under the semi
or if they were in some of the other cars.
In addition to the first pile-up, the OHP is working three other wrecks
in the area.
Meantime, the Emergency Operation Center was on the scene delivering water
to motorists stranded on the turnpike due to the wreck.
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