Body of semi driver recovered

Image of the semi coming to the surface of Lake Texoma posted by Lt. Scott Hampton.

By Joey McWilliams

LAKE TEXOMA – The aftermath of Thursday’s deadly two-vehicle accident on the Roosevelt Bridge continues.

The accident killed the drivers both of a car and a semi that collided. The semi went off the bridge and into Lake Texoma.

The body of that driver was recovered early Tuesday morning according to social media posts by Lt. Scott Hampton of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

At 2 a.m. Tuesday, Hampton posted:

“The crews on scene have made recovery of the driver. There will still be a lengthy process dealing with the truck wreckage. Traffic updates for the area will be put out tomorrow morning. @OHPLTHampton

“Amazing work performed by all involved, our prayers go out to the families.”

U.S. Highway was closed through the night and opened up to one-lane traffic at 8:30 a.m. It is to remain in that condition until the semi has been fully removed from the scene, according to the OHP.

The semi has been brought to the surface and is now on the shore.

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