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July 28th, 2014
As of today, HWY 271 south of Clayton is now back open.
Following a complete closure of that section of HWY 271 earlier this month due top a landslide, repairs have been made and lanes are now open to the public.
Three people were transferred by Antlers EMS after a three vehicle collision occurred in front of Bearcat Stadium in Antlers on Friday afternoon. The Antlers Police Department was on the scene working the collision while vehicles were backed up waiting for the roadway to be cleared.
Officials from the United States to investigate crash.
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Commissioners and City of Antlers met Monday to discuss placing an item on the November ballot to allow the people to vote on it. Pick up this weekâ€™s paper to find out what it is!
The three individuals who were killed in the crash between the two Freightliners on the Indian Nation Turnpike on June 26th, have been identified.
Troopers say that a 2004 Freightliner being driven by Freddie Brown Jr., 53 of Dallas, TX.; and a 2005 Freightliner driven by Gary Hodge, 61 of Muskogee, were both northbound on the turnpike when Brown did in fact attempt to make a U-turn using the turnpike maintenance cross over.
Hodgeâ€™s semi struck Brownâ€™s causing both vehicles to catch fire.
Also killed in the crash was Elizabeth Hodge, 72, a passenger in Hodgeâ€™s semi.
Starting at midnight Tuesday, July 8, ODOT will close down U.S. Highway 271 near Clayton, to reconstruct the highway that officials say could be dangerous for drivers.
ODOT officials say that U.S. 271, near Clayton, has been an ongoing problem over the past decade.
Officials hope to at least one of the lanes completed and open in the next 40 days.
All drivers are suggested to take State Highway 2 during the duration of the project.
Three people are confirmed dead after two semi trucks collided just west of Antlers this afternoon.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says just after 1 p.m. two 18-wheelers traveling northbound collided near mile marker 16 on the Indian Nation Turnpike.
According to OHP, it appears at this time that one was attempting a turn-a-bout, and the other one was attempting to evade the collision, and they struck each other and caught fire. At this time they report three fatalities.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes of the Indian Nation Turnpike, at MM16 (Antlers) are closed due to a two semi collision that has resulted in a fire.
Please find an alternative route to your destinations and be alert.