Woman killed after crash sends metal box into her car along H.E. Bailey Turnpike

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NEWCASTLE, Okla. – Authorities say a woman is dead after a large metal box from a truck hit her vehicle while she was traveling on I-44.

Around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were called to the H.E. Bailey Turnpike in Newcastle.

Investigators say 49-year-old Michael Morris was driving a 1997 Ford flatbed truck eastbound on the turnpike when he attempted to make a U-turn and was hit by a BMW also headed eastbound.

After the impact, authorities say a large metal box was thrown from the truck into the westbound lanes of I-44, hitting a Lexus driving by 31-year-old Analyssa Orjuela.

Orjuela died at the scene from injuries she sustained in the crash.

At this point, the details of the crash are under investigation.

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