One Dead In Turnpike Plane Crash
Posted: April 28, 2008 02:37 PM
Updated: April 28, 2008 04:12 PM
Traffic along the Will Rogers Turnpike near Miami is being diverted because of a plane crash.
The plane, a single engine private aircraft, apparently crashed onto the westbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike just after 2:00 on Monday afternoon.
A spokesman with the Picher Fire Department says the plane exploded on impact. One person is confirmed dead.
The crash happened at mile marker 312, which is about 500 yards from the Miami exit on I-44.
Westbound traffic is being diverted off the turnpike at mile marker 313. At this time, one lane eastbound and one westbound lane of I-44 is open.