Off-duty Oklahoma City police officer killed in crash on I-44 identified

OKALHOMA CITY, Okla. — UPDATE: 9/29/2022: The officer has been identified as Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Meagan Burke.

An off-duty Oklahoma City police officer was killed in a crash early Thursday morning on Interstate 44.

Police said they received a call shortly after 12:30 a.m. about a crash on I-44 near Southwest 44th Street. An off-duty officer was reportedly heading north on the interstate when police said another vehicle going south drove through a median and hit the officer.

Police said that the officer was heading home when the other vehicle hit her.

“We learned that one of the involved drivers was one of our officers who unfortunately was pronounced deceased,” Capt. Valerie Littlejohn said.

Police said the person driving the other vehicle was injured and taken to a hospital. Their condition is unknown.

Authorities have not released the officer’s name.

The Oklahoma City Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating.

Interstate 44 between Southwest 44th and Southwest 29th streets is closed. Authorities urge drivers to avoid the area and find an alternate route.