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Four dead in wrong-way crash on OKC highway

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Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash on I-40 in Oklahoma City on March 1, 2019. (KFOR via NBC News) Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash on I-40 in Oklahoma City on March 1, 2019. (KFOR via NBC News)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say four people were killed in an early morning wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when a pickup truck driving the wrong direction crashed into an oncoming car. The highway patrol says two people in the truck were killed, along with two people in the car.

The occupants of the two vehicles were trapped in the wreckage for about three hours before rescue teams could reach them.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety identified the victims as:

  • Nina Carpitcher, 42, of Del City
  • Raymond Butler, 48, of Oklahoma City
  • Faith Mahan, 36, of Oklahoma City
  • Makayla Mahan, 23, of Oklahoma City

The crash happened at eastbound I-40 and Oklahoma City Boulevard.

Troopers say they are still investigating why the driver was traveling in the wrong direction. The wreck shut down some lanes of the interstate for several hours, but they reopened at about 5:30 a.m. Friday.

KTEN.com editor Walt Zwirko in Denison, Texas, contributed to this report.

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