WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people have died in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma.
Troopers say the alcohol-related collision occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday near Weatherford, about 67 miles (108 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.
The patrol says a vehicle driven by an Oklahoma City man who was driving under the influence of alcohol had traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-40 for at least 12 miles when his vehicle collided with a westbound vehicle containing two men from Delano, California. Troopers say a Custer County deputy had been pursuing the first vehicle in an attempt to stop it prior to the collision.
Troopers say the driver of the first vehicle and both California men were killed. A fourth person was critically injured.