Trucker Kazmierz Wojtowicz, 69, dies when winds gusting up to 95 mph push his rig off Interstate 40 in El Reno, Oklahoma

Modified Date: 
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:38am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, the truck driver was killed after strong winds pushed his rig off the interstate in El Reno, outside Oklahoma City, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Forecasters confirmed a 95 mph (150 kph) wind gust in the area when the crash occurred.

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After identifying next-of-kin, authorities identified the man as 69-year-old Kazmierz Wojtowicz. Wojtowicz was from Chicago.

People Involved: 
Kazmierz Wojtowicz
Roadway: 
Interstate 40

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