Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Two Truck Crash Interferes with Traffic


A collision between a semi-truck and a pickup truck slowed traffic for a short while on Interstate 40 at Sallisaw Tuesday.

Officials reported no one was injured in the collision, but traffic had to be directed around the crash.

Sallisaw Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong reported the call was received at 11:52 a.m. Tuesday about the crash near the 308 mile marker in the westbound lanes.

Armstrong said the driver of a Ford pickup truck had pulled into the passing lane, then onto the center shoulder possibly to avoid a wide load, but a semi-tractor-trailer behind the pickup did not slow down and hit the pickup truck in the rear.

Armstrong said the semi went on into the cable barrier before it stopped, and was interfering with traffic in both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

Armstrong said, “We directed traffic for about an hour and tried to help with cleaning up the oil spilled from the semi.”

The pickup truck was registered in Texas, Armstrong said, and the semi-truck is owned by a California company.


Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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