Wrong-way pickup causes deadly turnpike wreck

SAPULPA, Okla. - Two people are dead after a wrong-way driver caused a crash on the Turner Turnpike late Thursday night.

Troopers are trying to determine why a pickup was driving the wrong way on the turnpike around 11:15 p.m.

Troopers say the driver of a pickup truck was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the turnpike near the Sapulpa exit when the driver crashed head-on into two other vehicles.

A third person was injured.

The impact turned the vehicles into a nearly unrecognizable mess.

The crash shut down the turnpike for nearly three hours.  It reopened around 2 a.m. Friday.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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