Two Killed In Crash Involving Two Semi-Trucks On Turnpike In Grady Co.

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Two Killed In Crash Involving Two Semi-Trucks On Turnpike In Grady Co. - News9

    According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a UPS semi-truck was parked on the shoulder of the turnpike, and the driver, 55-year-old Cary Neal Rogers, was standing outside, on the passenger side of the truck. A second semi-truck was going eastbound on the turnpike when for an unknown reason, it ran off the roadway to the right and rear-ended the UPS semi.

    According to OHP troopers on the scene, the second semi-truck went through two of the three UPS trailers.

    Both Rogers and the driver of the second semi, 43-year-old Scott Randall Sims, were pronounced dead at the scene.
  2. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    prayers for the family
  3. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Very sad.

  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thats horrible. Poor guy was probably close to retirement too.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  6. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Had the age
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why in the world would he have parked a set of triples on the shoulder of a major highway?
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Broke down?
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No mention of this in the article or any of the posted comments.
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I dont know. thats why I said "broke down"
    I feel reaaly bad for him and his family.

    Must have been a good reason for him to be pulled over.

    Couldnt pay me enough,to drive a triple.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I also feel really badly for all involved.

    Sounds like the driver of the second rig was following tail lights.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Dave, I don't know if you ever pulled any kind of trailer or not. Maybe, just maybe, he felt something that wasn't quite right, and pulled over to check it out.

    Just recently I went with my sister to pick up a camper she and my BIL had bought. I started back with it, and not long on the interstate, I felt something funny. Rather than continue and risk a real accident, I pulled off the road to see what was wrong. Scary, but glad I did it.

    The problem in this situation was the guy who ran into the UPS rig.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Never drove a big rig, but I've pulled enough trailers to absolutely agree!
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Sounds to me that the 2nd driver fell asleep, to drive well into a set of triples means he must have been moving pretty fast. Maybe the feeder driver was having equipment issues (light cord or airline issues), and pulled over as I have done several times on the shoulder to check out all my connections. Condolences to the family of both drivers, and I kind of hope I'm wrong about the 2nd driver falling asleep, but I don't think I am.

    RIP drivers
  15. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    UPS truck stopped on the shoulder. Other truck traveling at highway speed, 65-70 mph. Not good when they come together. May have fallen asleep, but could have been any other number of reasons. He could have been distracted, blew a steer tire, forced over by someone in the hammer lane, swerved to miss a deer...we will probably never know.

    Condolences to the family of both drivers.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wouldn't a weigh station, rest area or other paved turn off be a much safer alternative?
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Not when you are losing air fast enough that you are forced to pull it off the road.

    RIP Cary.
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  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    In a perfect world? Absolutely. However, if you realize your vehicle is not acting right, wouldn't it be in the best interest of all motorists to pull over ASAP and check it before something REALLY bad happens?

    If he was pulled over 100% on the shoulder, then in my mind he was in the right. The shoulder is used by disabled cars and police officers making traffic stops, so it really can't be all THAT hazardous
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Police cars will angle themselves back on to the highway for safety reasons.
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Been on the shoulder many times. Light cord pops out losing all trailer lights. Safer to pull off on the shoulder and fix than to drive however many miles to the next exit.

    Had glad hands pop of rear box. For those of you in feeders, you know what happens. Back box locks up and your lucky if you can get the set onto the shoulder.

    Had brakes on fire. Melting both tires. Cannot drive on rims.

    Had air line to back box pop off on I465 in Indy in rush hour traffic. Could not get over because of traffic. I was in the middle of 3 lanes. It stopped within about 100 yards because back box was locked up.

    Cars whizzing by me on both sides doing 60 mph. Talk about scary. Thought I was going to get rear ended and kill someone. Could not even get out to attach line. Rush hour heavy traffic not even slowing down.

    Luckily, Indiana's finest came along about 5 minutes later and blocked traffic so I could get out and reattach line.