Chevy Avalanche Crashes Off of Will Rogers Turnpike into Spring River, Miami, OK


At least three people were killed Thursday when the pickup truck they were in went off of a snow-covered interstate bridge and plunged 80 feet into the icy Spring River below. Miami, Okla. police say 8 people were in the truck.

Miami (Oklahoma) Fire Department responded about 6:20 a.m. Thursday to report of a vehicle over the Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) bridge and into the Spring River.

The vehicle in the crash appears to be a Chevrolet Avalanche Z-71 with the letters ENRIQUE at the top of the windshield.

Eight victims transported to the hospital with three reported dead.

Miami Fire Department was assisted with a large response from rescue squads and ambulances from Newton County and Wyandotte dive teams, National Guard, Quapaw EMS and six Med Flight helicopters.

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