One Dead After Semi Vs. Motorcycle Accident on I-40

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A 36-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle versus semi truck accident on Interstate 40 in Sequoyah County, according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The victim was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Interstate 40 when, for an unknown reason, he hit the back of the semi truck trailer Monday evening (June 23), according to authorities.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on scene, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. His name is not being released at this time. Authorities said he was from the Pelham, Alabama area.

As for the driver of the semi, he was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to authorities.




  • sooner fan

    Think of a better headline then this. Don’t really think semi vs motorcycle is a good headline especially since a person was killed.

  • Ishmail Dentor

    Bless his heart. I have seen this more times than I ever wanted see. I could attribute the wreck to what I call Highway hypnosis. A motorcycle rider, when tired, will find him/herself fixating on a point about 20 ft in front of the cycle. By the time he realized the rig was there it was already past time to do anything. So sorry for the family and the poor rig driver that has to live with this.

  • Nancy Thompson

    I don’t know what I just did to show this “thank you for your feedback, etc” comment, on Sarah Hay’s post, I was only trying to comment. Not trying to “report” anything.
    This is terrible news. I knew this guy and he was very well known and loved by many. He will be missed dearly. So sorry for his family and those who knew him well.

  • Traci Hall

    R.I.P. The “one dead” was my brother, Jason. He was a wonderful , outgoing , live life to the fullest kind of guy. If everyone lived life the way he did it would probably be a better world. I love you Jason, you will be in my heart forever!! <\3

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