Southbound US-69/75 back open following fatal semi crash

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says southbound US Highway 69-75 at Choctaw Road in Durant has reopened after a fatal crash involving three 18-wheelers early Tuesday morning.

Durant police say the three semi trucks collided at the intersection near Choctaw Casino Resort around 4 a.m.

Police said the driver of a big rig heading south failed to yield at the red light and hit two other trucks.

One driver was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. A passenger in that same truck died at the scene.

We're told thick fog Monday morning likely played a role in the crash.

No names have yet been released.