A tragic multi-vehicle crash on i-40 today has killed a motorcyclist. Three others were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Seven other people refused treatment at the scene. The incident is still under investigation, but the following details are known:
Multi-vehicle crash on i 40 in Sequoyah County
A multi-vehicle crash on I-40 in Sequoyah County today has stranded drivers for over five hours. The crash involved several cars and three trucks, with two people dead and two others critically injured. ODOT is on the scene and has shifted traffic. The cause of the crash is under investigation. ODOT is coordinating the cleanup effort. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been notified of the crash.
One driver suffered a severe injury and a 15-year-old passenger was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers are battling to keep the public safe and prevent deadly crashes from occurring. Jennifer Williams, a local resident, says her heart goes out to the family of the victims. A minivan was pulled up on the side of the interstate to direct traffic until the state trooper arrives.
Overturned tractor-trailer on i 40 in Mohave County
A three-vehicle collision on Interstate 40 in Mohave County on Sunday killed two people. The accident involved a tractor-trailer, a four-wheeler, and a passenger vehicle. The truck hit the four-wheeler, which was wedged partially under the trailer. It rolled over and pinned the three occupants inside. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the crash.
A semi-truck drove into an SUV on Interstate 40 in Mohave County, killing a 44-year-old Yucca man. The SUV, driven by Maria Ramirez-Rangle, was going east when it collided with the semi-truck’s rear. The SUV rolled onto the eastbound lanes of the highway. The driver failed to stop after the crash, and the truck overturned.
Motorcyclist killed in accident on i 40 in Sampson County
A motorcyclist died in a horrific crash on Interstate 40 in Sampson County last week. The driver was a woman who failed to stop at a stop sign and was killed at the scene. The wreck, which was also a tractor-trailer accident, knocked out power in the area. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A man was not injured, but the accident has left a tragic scar on the community.
The truck driver was charged with a DWI following the crash. He has been in critical condition at a hospital in Raleigh. He is also facing drunk driving charges. Authorities say he had alcohol in his system and was operating a commercial vehicle without proper insurance. Another car driver was also arrested for failing to maintain a lane and causing a traffic jam. Both of these crashes occurred on Interstate 40, and there is no word yet on how the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol.