Jerry Wayne Smith Killed in Watonga, OK, 18-wheeler Accident
Watonga, OK -- July 2, 2019, Jerry Wayne Smith was killed following an accident where his truck crashed off the side of the highway.
Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report that the crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. just south of town.
In their reports, investigators said that 48-year-old Smith was driving a semi along US Highway 270. For reasons unclear, the truck lost control and ran off the side of the road. There, the truck careened onto the median and into a creek where it overturned.
Rescue teams extricated Smith from the truck and transported him to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He later died there. It appears no one else was involved in the crash.
Police speculate that fatigue caused the crash, but this and other factors are still under investigation.