A truck driver lost his life last night when high winds caused a rollover crash on I-40 in El Reno, Oklahoma.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just after 9 p.m. near U.S. 81. A truck driver was traveling eastbound on I-40 as heavy rains fell and winds of 95 m.p.h gusted. Police say that the extreme winds blew the semi into a cable barrier, causing it to overturn and come to rest on the driver’s side.
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The truck driver was partially ejected during the rollover. Rescue crews worked for an hour to free the pinned truck driver, but he unfortunately passed away at the scene.
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Troopers say that the truck driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
The truck driver’s identity has not been released.