Oklahoma Wrecker Driver Loses His Life After Rig Overturns And Plunges Into Ravine
Creek County, Oklahoma – A tow truck driver lost his life early Monday morning along the Turner Turnpike near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The wrecker he was driving westbound crashed into a concrete barrier on the right side of the road, then careened across the westbound lanes into the concrete barrier on the other side, then crossed the lanes again and eventually overturning and coming to rest in a ravine full of water.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) have identified the deceased driver as 31-year-old Michael White, of Bernice. The accident occurred just before 5 a.m. OHP said Mr. White was ejected from the truck and a special recovery crew with a boat had to be called in to search and eventually find White’s body. It took emergency crews 8 hours to recover Mr. White’s submerged body from the scene.
The wrecker Mr. White was driving was hauling a damaged semi-tractor at the time of the accident. Police say they are unsure what caused the accident, but a full investigation will be conducted.
Residents nearby the turnpike told newson6.com that another semi wrecked at this same location only a few weeks ago.
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