Overturned semi shuts down eastbound I-44 in northwest Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY - An overturned semi shut down eastbound I-44 in the northwest side.

"Lost control as he's going around the curve," said Lt. Kera Philippi with Highway Patrol. "Struck the retaining wall, and rolled the semi."

Emergency crews responded to the scene just before 10:30 a.m. on Friday near Classen Boulevard.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The truck was full of produce when it crashed, and food littered the freeway for hours.

Investigators said the rain and the driver's speed were factors.

"What a lot of people don't realize is just because the speed limit is posted at 60 doesn't  mean all weather conditions will actually travel at 60 safely," Philippi said.

The freeway opened again around 4:30 p.m after being closed for several hours.

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