Semi-truck crash on I-40 EB near Anderson kills 1, injures 1

Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2023 at 7:24 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A 26-year-old truck driver died, and his passenger went to the hospital Thursday after an 18-wheeler crash along the interstate.

According to News 9, the incident happened on the eastbound side of I-40 near South Anderson Lane, which is just northwest of Buddha Mind Monastery in eastern Oklahoma City.

The investigation thus far indicates that the tractor-trailer overturned after hitting a center barrier on the interstate. The truck driver had veered out of his eastbound lane and then overcorrected before the crash occurred.

The unrestrained driver, identified as Sonu Nehra, died after he was thrown from the passenger window and pinned beneath the truck.

The passenger in the truck was hospitalized, though the extent of his injuries is unclear.

A full investigation is underway.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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