Dallas Motorist Killed in I-35 Crash
An accident involving large trucks such as 18-wheelers and dump trucks can be dangerous, if not deadly. Many accidents involving these types of vehicles can pose a danger not only to other motorists in smaller vehicles on the road but also to each other.
Fox 25 reports that seems to have been what happened when a 66-year-old Dallas dump truck driver lost his life in a crash that happened early Monday along Interstate 35 in Murray County, Oklahoma.
According to a statement released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened along the busy Interstate highway just three miles south of Davis, Oklahoma, at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Officials say that a 2005 International dump truck driver from Dallas seems to have lost control of their vehicle and collided with a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer rig.
Emergency crews responded to the scene of the crash along the highway. Paramedics transported the 66-year-old male driver of the dump truck to Oklahoma University Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He later died as the result of the injuries he suffered in the crash.
The driver of the semi-tractor-trailer rig was uninjured in the crash.
Oklahoma authorities say that the exact cause of the crash is currently under investigation.