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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Central States News: 3 Dead After Truck Plunges Off Turnpike into River in Northeastern Oklahoma



The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning- when an extended-cab pickup truck- reportedly carrying up to 8 people- crashed off a bridge on I-44 near Miami and plunged 30-40 feet into the Spring River below.



(Photos are screen captures of KOTV-6 News helicopter images)




The Interstate- which is the Will Rogers Turnpike- was closed while rescuers braving near-zero temperatures managed to pull 5 people from the icy waters and load them onto waiting medical helicopters.




Three persons in the truck could not be saved- stated the TULSA (OK) WORLD.



The Will Rogers Turnpike/I-44- reopened to traffic about 10 a.m..


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