Motorcyclist dies in collision with semi-truck on I-35 in OKC

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 1:29 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – KFOR reports that a motorcyclist died in a rear-end collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-35 near the Northeast 23rd Street interchange, when 26-year-old Michael Thornton crashed his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle into the rear end of a semi-truck.

According to investigators, Thornton was traveling at a high speed when the collision occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

OHP’s preliminary crash report stated Thornton was not wearing a helmet.

No further details have been given. Our team will provide an update if more information is released.

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