MAYES COUNTY, Okla. - A semi driver who survived a wreck early Friday morning was killed minutes later when he was hit by a car.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Brar Sukhchain Singh, of California, lost control of his rig in the westbound lanes of a construction area one mile west of Adair around 4:30 a.m. Singh hit the guardrail and the semi caught fire.
As Singh fledthe wreckage, OHP says he crossed over the center median and was hit by an oncoming car in the eastbound lanes. He was thrown 35 feet.
The car veered off the road into a ravine. Its occupants sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.
Singh was pronounced dead from massive injuries.
OHP shut down the westbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike for more than three hours.
All lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.
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