According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the driver, Andrew Brown, was sleepy behind the wheel when the truck went off the road. OHP says he was not wearing a seat belt.
He is in critical condition.
The driver has been identified as 25-year-old Andrew Brown of Grandfield.
We are now learning more about the wreck on I-44 near Walters.
The pickup truck was traveling southbound on I-44 when it went off the road to the right, went up the berm and ran into the bridge. The truck then caught fire.
The driver was stuck inside for about 45 minutes until the jaws of life were used to cut him out.
The driver was transported by helicopter to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.
No word on the medical status of the driver at this time, but we are working to learn more.
COTTON COUNTY, OK (TNN) - Emergency responders and a medical helicopter were called to the scene of a serious crash on Interstate 44 near Mile Marker 13 on Tuesday afternoon.
The wreck happened a little after 2 p.m.
We are still working to get details from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. We do know Survival Flight was called to the scene and transported a patient involved in the crash.
Traffic westbound (south) was stopped as personnel loaded the victim into the helicopter which was landed in the middle of the highway.
You can count on us to bring you updates as we receive them.