Saturation patrols this weekend will target DUI drivers going to and from school proms and other school related activities. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says every prom season young people are killed or injured. He says troopers are making special efforts to try and prevent that this year. Special attention will be paid to I-244, I-44, Highways 169 and 75 and the downtown IDL.
The crackdown on DUI driving begins Saturday evening and runs through the early morning hours Sunday.
A truck carrying crude oil overturns and causes two ramps on the downtown Tulsa’s Inner Dispersal Loop to shut down. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that Interstate 244 and the U.S. Highway 64/U.S. Highway 412 ramps to northbound Tisdale Parkway were closed.
The truck’s owner was ticketed for faulty equipment due to several of the tires on the truck and trailer being completely bald. The driver was also cited for speeding.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man was killed in an early morning crash in Tulsa.
Troopers say the man lost control of his pickup on the Interstate 244 exit ramp to northbound U.S. 75 early Monday morning.
Authorities say the truck crashed into a guardrail and the man was ejected and fell from the elevated ramp to the pavement below. Authorities say it took emergency responders nearly an hour to find the body.