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Man Killed In Deadly Semi Crash Identified

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CADDO, OK- Crews are still investigating a deadly crash in Bryan County that happened on Highway 69/75 in Caddo.

The driver of the semi, 49-year-old Randy Perkins of Sapulpa, Oklahoma was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say the semi veered off the southbound lane of Highway 69/75 hitting a beam on the State Highway 22 bridge in Caddo.

The northbound lanes opened Thursday afternoon while the southbound lanes remained closed. Troopers say the truck was carrying sulphuric acid and the crash caused the chemical to spill on the roadway.

ODOT says the bridge will remain closed until they can fully assess the damage done.  About 10 other vehicles were damaged from driving through the chemical spill.

"We want to make sure there's no hazard for public safety," said Lt. Scott Hampton with OHP.

Thursday Hazmat crews worked to clean up the spill left over from Wednesday's accident and ODOT worked to get the northbound lanes of Highway 69/75 open.

"The bridge is safe for traffic northbound to drive under," said ODOT Division Engineer Anthony Echelle.

But the bridge still isn't safe to drive over.

"There's still more evaluation as to what the repair will look like," said Echelle.

Which is worrisome to businesses right off the highway heading into Caddo.

"My regulars who live on the other side of the bridge can't get over here," said Dora Welch.

Area businesses are hoping to the bridge repairs are quick and easy.

"I mean they bridge is as old as I am and they need a new one, but they need to do it quickly," said Welch.

Troopers say there is no safety hazard. Caddo schools were closed today due to the detours but will be open Friday. If you were in the area of the crash and have damage to your vehicle, you can report those claims to hazmat.

Kevin King 1-855-522-4024