Five dead in fiery interstate crash

OKLAHOMA CITY — Five people died in a crash where the vehicle exploded into a fireball early Friday morning.

It happened about 1 a.m. Friday on I-40 at the Dallas Junction.

Police say a Camaro with five people inside was traveling southbound on I-235 when the vehicle veered onto an off-ramp and hit a nearby semi tractor-trailer.

The vehicle was cut in half during impact.

All five people in the car were ejected, police say none were wearing a seatbelt.

Authorities report the body closest to the wreckage was 20 feet away.

Police shut down the ramps from I-40 to I-35 southbound for six hours while they investigated and cleaned up.

Police have not released the identities of any of the victims, however they believe all five are adults.

The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The interstate lanes and off-ramps were re-opened about 7 a.m.