4 killed in wrong way crash along I-40

OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities were called to a tragic crash that claimed the lives of four people early Friday morning.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, emergency crews were called to a head-on accident along eastbound I-40 and Oklahoma City Blvd. early Friday morning.

Troopers tell News 4 that the driver of a pickup, identified as 42-year-old Nina Carpitcher, merged onto I-40 from Shields and started heading west in the eastbound lanes.

The truck then hit a car, driven by 36-year-old Faith Mahan, head-on.

Investigators say two women in the car were killed, along with the man and the woman in the truck.

The passengers who were killed were identified as 23-year-old Makayla Mahan and 48-year-old Raymond Butler.

News 4 spoke to a witness who stopped to try and help the victims, but it was too late.

At this point, troopers are still investigating why the driver of the truck was heading the wrong way on the interstate.

 

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