Semi carrying military explosives crashes in Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - January 7, 2015 11:36 am

HUGO, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says ordnance inspectors with the military have determined that explosives carried on a tractor-trailer that crashed near Hugo in southeastern Oklahoma are stable and are not a danger.

OHP Lt. John Vincent said the military grade explosives were being taken to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester when the semi and another vehicle collided on U.S. 271 about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. One driver was hospitalized in unknown condition. It wasn’t known which driver was injured.

Vincent said the explosives are large shells and some spilled onto the roadway. He said southbound lanes of the highway were reopening, but northbound lanes will remain closed while the scene is cleared.


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