Semi Trucks Involved in 16-Vehicle Crash near Erick, OK

Two people were killed and a dozen were injured in a 16-vehicle pileup on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma on Saturday, March 31. According to, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said investigators were still trying to establish what caused the chain-reaction collisions that involved commercial trucks and passenger vehicles and closed I-40 near Erick in both directions. Dense fog was reported in the area, but investigators were unsure how much of a factor the fog played in causing the accident.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to, a recent survey shows that a majority of fatal crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks include a truck pulling one trailer. The survey shows that trucks in 64% of fatal accidents were pulling one trailer. The survey also found that 32% of trucks involved in fatal truck accidents were single-unit trucks, and fewer than 4% were multi-trailer trucks.

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