|Updated: 5/09/2013 10:48 am
||Published: 5/08/2013 2:00 pm
A fiery collision happened in Pawnee County after an accident involving a semi-truck and a train.
OHP was called to the scene of the accident just north of the intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 108 in Lela Ok.
TheBurlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company confirms one fatality. BNSF officials tell FOX23 it happened just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. They say the train was going from Tulsa to Enid when it hit the semi-truck and burst into flames.
OHP Trooper Gabe Leach tells FOX23 the driver of the semi-truck trailer failed to yield to the train.
“The driver attempted to turn and was in the process of making a wide, right handed turn from a private drive,” said Trooper Leach.
Leach says the train struck the truck on the driver’s side of the door.
The driver of the truck died on the scene, has been identified as Richard Knight, Jr.
Residents who lived in the area said the ordeal was scary. Naomi tells FOX23 she was folding her laundry when she heard the loud noise coming from
“It was just loud and grinding, “said Naomi, “Like metal on metal.”
OHP and representatives with BNSF say that the investigation is on-going.