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Wrong-way driver who caused crash on I-244 dies at hospital

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 14:44:09-04

TULSA -- Crews responded to a wrong way crash Tuesday afternoon on I-244.

Officials said the wrong way driver was driving westbound in a Tahoe on I-244 in the eastbound lanes near South Peoria.

The driver then crashed head-on into a semi truck west of Utica, officials said. Both the driver of the wrong way vehicle and the semi truck were taken to the hospital in emergent condition.

The man who was driving the wrong way in the Tahoe was identified as Jason Williamson, 34.  He died after being being taken to the hospital, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said.

The driver of the semi truck was identified as Randy Nicholson, 63. He is critical condition at the hospital. 

Officials said the wrong way driver caused at least five crashes from Highway 11 to I-244.

Eastbound lanes of I-244 were closed for about two hours.

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