TULSA, Okla. – The Latest news about the chase of a stolen utility vehicle that crashed through a Tulsa airport’s fence before slamming head-on highway traffic (all times are local):
Authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of causing a fatal accident after the stolen utility truck he was driving crashed through a fence at Tulsa International Airport and on a motorway.
Oklahoma Highway Agent Dwight Durant says troopers arrested the man Wednesday afternoon, about 12 miles from where investigators say he abandoned the truck after the accident.
Durant says a soldier behind the truck on the airport property early Wednesday rammed the vehicle with his cruiser as he saw it, barreling in the direction of a parked jet. The trooper concerned, there were passengers on board the plane.
Durant says the maneuver derived from the stolen truck, which then crossed over a job twice, burst through a fence and drove to the US 75, where it crashed head-on with another vehicle. The one person in the other car was killed.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says one person is dead after the driver of a stolen utility truck crashed through a fence at the Tulsa airport and into oncoming highway traffic.
Troopers say that the driver later abandoned the truck and ran away. The officers were looking for him Wednesday.
The highway Agent Dwight Durant, says a soldier behind the stolen vehicle saw rolled in the direction of a parked private jet. The trooper concerned, there were passengers on board and tried to ram the truck with his cruiser.
Durant says that derived from the stolen truck. The truck crosses over a track twice and then burst through another gate and to the US 75, where it crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing one person.
Earlier reports indicated the stolen truck crossed two runways, but Durant said a job was involved. A spokeswoman for the airport says commercial air service was not disrupted.
The authorities are looking for a driver who led police in a chase that crossed two jobs at the Tulsa airport then resulted in a head-on crash on U.S. 75 north of the city centre.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the chase began early Wednesday in the vicinity of Sapulpa and involved a stolen utility truck. The police says the truck crashed through a closed gate in Tulsa International Airport, and crossed two runways before leaving the airport property, and crashing head-on with another vehicle on the highway.
Authorities say the truck driver ran away from the spot of the crash.
Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins says the chase does not interfere with commercial air service and that there were no planes on the runway at the time.