The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed that three people lost their lives in a crash in Logan County on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred on I-35 southbound south of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
According to local news outlet KOCO 5, a semi truck driver pulled over on the shoulder of the interstate due to engine trouble. A second truck driver stopped to help and attempted to tow the disabled truck.
“One semi was hooked to another semi to pull it out of the roadway, it appears, and in doing so another vehicle struck the two semis being towed and caused a fire, and unfortunately there were three fatalities in this crash tonight,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Eric Foster said.
1 person dies in multiple vehicle crash involving semi-truck, I-35 South closed in Logan County https://t.co/aKEvDs9qXA
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A fourth person was injured in the crash.
Troopers have not yet released information about the crash victims.
I-35 southbound was closed from mile marker 151 to mile marker 146, but all lanes reopened at 2 a.m.