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Oklahoma Highway Patrol seeks witnesses in Turner Turnpike fatality

Information is being sought in connection with a fatal accident on Wednesday. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol)

Travelers along the Turner Turnpike may have seen an accident that led to a fatality, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

OHP investigators would like to speak to anyone -- whether a local driver or someone passing through the area while traveling cross-country -- who may have seen this accident on Wednesday.

According to OHP:

  • Shortly after noon today (Wed., May 16), a small flatbed semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with round concrete risers was traveling eastbound on the Turner Turnpike near Sapulpa.
  • During the trip, a concrete riser or two fell from the trailer and broke apart in the lanes of travel, resulting in one fatality.
  • People in several vehicles were alleged to have seen the riser(s) fall and/or may have had to negotiate around the broken concrete pieces.

The OHP Traffic Homicide Unit would like to identify and speak with these individuals.

Anyone who has information is asked to call 1-866-OHPTIPS, or call Troop B HQ at 918-627-3881 and ask to speak to an investigator.

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