Man Hospitalized After Two Semis Collide in Sequoyah County

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A man is recovering in the hospital Monday morning (Jan. 13) after two semis collided along Interstate 40 east of Sallisaw, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The accident happened around 4:15 a.m.

Officials said a semi carrying 36,000 pounds of bratwurst, headed from California to Maryland, collided with another semi which was headed to Fort Smith. The driver of the first semi over-corrected and then tipped over, according to crews on site.

The passenger of the semi which tipped over was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to officials on site.

Crews on scene said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated another accident on the same stretch of road Saturday night (Jan. 11). A driver, whose name was withheld, was killed after their semi truck veered off the highway, became airborne, struck a concrete culvert and burst into flames.