Guthrie man critically injured on I-35 crash

A Guthrie man was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 just after 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Emergency personnel responded to the interstate at the Charter Oak bridge, which is two miles north of Waterloo Road.

According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2003 semi-truck and a 2005 Fordy Freestyle were involved in the crash.

Troopers said the Ford was traveling southbound on Interstate 35 and that the semi-truck was merging onto the highway southbound from the outside shoulder.

The Ford struck the semi-truck becoming wedged from behind. The semi dragged the Ford for approximately 300 feet coming to rest in the outside lane.

Troopers said the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 38-year-old male from Donna, Texas, was not injured.

The driver of the Ford, 43-year-old Rocky Wilson, of Guthrie, was mediflighted from the scene to OU Medical Center. He was admitted in critical condition with head and internal injuries.

Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Traffic was backed up for hours until the scene was able to be cleared off.


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