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One dead in semi crash on I-44

Courtesy: Shelley Curtis Courtesy: Shelley Curtis

CHICKASHA, OK (KSWO) - One woman is dead after a crash involving two semi trucks on an Oklahoma turnpike.

The crash happened on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike just south of Chickasha, and created a traffic jam that left people stuck for hours.

I-44 was closed for about six hours in both directions and re-opened around 1 a.m.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells 7News the crash happened when one semi attempted an illegal u-turn and was then hit by a Dodge Journey, that truck was then hit by another semi truck.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed a passenger of the Dodge Journey, Christine Butler of Andrews, Texas, was Medi-Flighted to the OU Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

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