A construction zone accident in Oklahoma has claimed the life of a highway inspector.
On the morning of June 13, Harrah resident Terry Clubb was on the site of the I-40 Crosstown construction project near I-35. Clubb, an inspector for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, was standing in the median around 11 a.m. when a semi loaded with asphalt backed up to a spreader next to him.
According to Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland, the truck’s load shifted and caused the whole trailer to overturn, pinning 53-year-old Clubb between the truck and the median barrier.
As the construction crew worked to free Clubb from the wreckage, Fire Battalion Chief Chris Goodwin called 911.
After the truck was lifted off of the inspector, Clubb was rushed to OU Medical Center. Despite efforts to repair the damage, Clubb succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night.
Department of Transportation office flags flew at half-staff on Wednesday to honor Clubb’s 13 years of dedicated service to the state of Oklahoma.