A 64-year-old truck driver from Kentucky was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday on Interstate 40, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported.
The OHP reported the crash occurred at about 7:53 a.m. at mile marker 306, about half mile west of Sallisaw.
Kim Belanger from Hazard, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene due to internal trunk injuries. The body was transported to Agents Funeral Home in Sallisaw at the request of the medical examiner’s office.
The OHP reported Belanger was driving a 2017 Freightliner west on I40 when the truck left the road for 478 feet, and struck several trees. After impact the vehicle cab overturned one quarter time before coming to rest.
The OHP reported the cause of the crash is believed to have been a medical condition.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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