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One dead after head-on semi, car crash leads to big fire on I-44 at Yale

Posted at 6:29 AM, Feb 14, 2023

TULSA, Okla. — One person is dead after a crash on I-44 at Yale Tuesday morning, according to Tulsa Fire Department.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol road closing alert, around 2 a.m. Tuesday a car and semi-truck crashed head on and the semi caught fire. OHP's crash report said the driver of the car died in the crash.

Crews shut down all lanes east and westbound while Tulsa Fire Department worked to get the blaze under control and police investigate the crash. All lanes reopened by 10:30 a.m.

The Tulsa Fire Department said four engines, one ladder and two hazmat trucks responded to the scene. When they arrived, they found the semi on fire. Officials said the semi lost a large amount of diesel fuel causing crews to use a lot of water and manpower to get things under control.

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