OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a string of wrecks, including one fatality, on a busy highway Monday morning.
OHP troopers responded to the scene of at least four wrecks around 5 a.m. near I-40 and Meridian and I-40 and MacArthur.
Officials believe a commercial vehicle was traveling westbound, possibly a semi, when it lost a tire and rim. The tire and rim then hit a pickup at I-40 and Meridian eastbound, killing the driver of the pickup instantly.
They say the tire and rim continued to travel, hitting an SUV that then rolled over onto the shoulder, as well as a tanker truck under the bridge near MacArthur and another car on the ramp.
OHP says they are looking for the driver of the commercial vehicle, and believe that person may not know they caused the wrecks.
#BREAKING: OHP officials believe all four wrecks on I-40 are connected. They believe a tire and rim from a commercial vehicle hit four vehicles between MacArthur and Meridian, killing one person at Meridian. Here is a portion of the interview with authorities: ⤵️⬇️ @kfor pic.twitter.com/142qs00x6g
— Jessica Bruno (@JbrunoKFOR) October 29, 2018