Troopers locate truck that allegedly caused deadly crash on interstate

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Update: 5:18 p.m. – Officials have located the orange/yellow pickup truck that allegedly played a role in a deadly accident.

According to authorities, Shortly after the news release went out to the media organizations within Troop F, a media organization in western Carter County observed a vehicle matching the description in the press release and contacted Healdton PD.

An officer officer located the vehicle and contacted the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Officials say the owner of the vehicle admitted to being present at the time of the collision and making the turn into the median.

The case is still under investigation.

 

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of an orange or yellow pickup truck that played a role in a deadly accident.

On Sunday, troopers were investigating a deadly crash along I-35 and mile marker 36 in Carter County.

Witnesses say an orange or yellow pickup truck was heading northbound on the interstate when it made a left turn into the median, before heading southbound on I-35.

As a result of the U-turn in the median, another vehicle swerved out of the way to avoid a crash.

That car rolled along the road and killed the driver.

Authorities say the truck was seen exiting the interstate at Hwy 142/ Veteran’s Blvd.

It is described as an early 2000 model Chevrolet single cab truck with a trailer hitch attachment on the rear bumper and it was missing the rear window glass.

Witnesses say there were two white men in the cab who appeared to be between 17 and 20-years-old with brown hair and thin builds.

If you have any information on the truck or the crash, call the OHP at (580) 223-8800.