GROVE — Weather-related conditions are being blamed for the death of a truck driver who died early Monday on the Will Rogers Turnpike.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say road conditions also contributed to an injury accident that sent a Grove man to an area hospital.
According to an OHP report issued Monday afternoon, the driver of a tractor-trailer died after the rig hit an icy patch on the turnpike near the Adair exit and veered off the road.
The name of the driver has not been released.
In an unrelated single-vehicle accident near Grove, David Miller, 62, was driving on county road 250 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and went into a broad slide and struck a utility pole, the patrol reported.
Miller admitted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin with leg injuries and was listed in fair condition, the patrol said.