Semi trucks carrying cattle, metal pipes involved in 5-vehicle crash at Muskogee Turnpike

TULSA - All lanes of the Muskogee Turnpike are back open after a multi-vehicle accident involving two semis and more than a dozen cattle closed the westbound lanes of the Muskogee Turnpike near US 69 just north of Muskogee Monday night.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say three cars and two semi-trucks were involved in the accident around 10:20 p.m.

Troopers tell 2NEWS the semi with metal beams rear ended a car. A short time later another semi rear-ended two other cars. The crash left one of the cars in a ditch, a semi overturned and piping strewn across the road. The cattle also quickly scattered off the turnpike following the accident.

No one sustained any serious injuries.

An hours-long effort to round up the cattle began after the accident and continued Tuesday morning. 

After 9 hours and 40 minutes, turnpike officials reopened the roadway around 8 a.m.

The driver of the semi carrying the cattle says two cars got in an accident in front of him, causing him to run his truck off the road.

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