Ten people have now died as a result of a gruesome wreck on a northeast Oklahoma turnpike.
A big rig had crashed into at least three cars minutes earlier. These vehicles were stopped when another tractor trailer smashed into them. Investigators believe that the tractor did not try to slow down before the crash and was likely travelling at over 75mph.
Nine people were declared dead at the scene. Another woman, Shelby Hayes, of Frisco, Texas, was one of two survivors when she was flown to a Joplin hospital Friday afternoon. She died about 7 a.m. Sunday, according to an updated report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Two others with her, Randall Hayes, 38, and Ethan Hayes, 7, died at the scene.
A 12-year-old girl from Phoenix whose parents were both killed in the wreck is in serious condition in a Kansas City hospital.
Donald Creed of Willard, MO, the 76-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer rig that slammed into the cars that were stopped for another accident, was hospitalized in good condition.
Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those killed in this terrible crash.