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Truck driver charged in double fatality five semi truck crash in Oklahoma


Authorities in Oklahoma have charged a truck driver following a deadly pileup crash that occurred on I-35 on Wednesday.

The crash occurred early Wednesday afternoon on I-35 at mile marker 59 near Davis when five semi trucks and two passenger vehicles collided in the northbound lanes of the interstate.

Officials say that six vehicles including four semi trucks were stopped on the interstate due to construction.

A fifth semi truck driven by Tony Aghaji-Enweremadu, 38, did not stop for the slowed traffic and collided with the other vehicles, according to police.

A driver and passenger inside a Honda Civic were pinned for five hours before they were freed by firefighters. Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Aghaji-Enweremadu was hospitalized and released.

Court documents indicate that Aghaji-Enweremadu was allegedly speaking with a delivery person through his Ring doorbell app when the crash occurred. Documents indicate that Aghaji-Enweremadu swerved but still crashed into the vehicles.

Aghaji-Enweremadu was arrested on two counts of first-degree manslaughter after leaving the hospital, according to KFOR.

The crash remains under investigation.


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