Tulsa man injured in I-44 crash Tuesday


By John Dobberstein, Editor

A Tulsa man was injured Tuesday when his vehicle exited Interstate 44 (Turner Turnpike) and crashed, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. 

Rusty Springer, 47, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on the Turner when he changed lanes and the truck slid off the road, striking a fence and a tree. The Chandler Fire & EMS extricated Spring with a Hurst tool. 

Springer was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in serious condition with head, trunk and leg injuries. Troopers believe the accident was caused due to Spring driving at an unsafe speed for a wet roadway. 

OHP was also assisted at the scene by the Stroud Police Department. 

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