Alcohol detected on driver that slammed into passenger bus on I-35 near Goldsby

MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – One person is dead after a crash involving a passenger bus on I-35 between Goldsby and Purcell.

It happened on I-35 northbound near mile marker 100 around 1 a.m. Wednesday and shut down the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway. Both northbound and southbound lanes have since been reopened.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the bus was northbound on I-35 in the outside lane when a truck, driven by a 25-year-old man, lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed, hitting the bus from behind. His truck then departed the roadway to the left, coming to a rest in the cable barrier where the vehicle then caught fire.

A McClain County deputy pulled the driver of the truck from the burning vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say there was an odor of alcohol detected on him.

Nobody on the bus was injured.