Oklahoma tornadoes: Tractor-trailers thrown about on Interstate 40

At least three tractor-trailers and four other vehicles were thrown about the area.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: May 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm •  Published: May 20, 2013

As he sat in his tractor-trailer on Interstate 40, Marco Corr thought he was going to be OK.

And then he watched a tractor-trailer in front of him fall nearly 20 feet onto the roadway below.


Rescue workers pulled Corr from his rig Sunday afternoon after a tornado struck the area.

His truck and trailer lay on its side, resting on the side of a bridge. Corr, who is from Tennessee, was on his way to Amarillo, Texas.

At least three tractor-trailers and four other vehicles were thrown about the area.

Law enforcement officials said four people were taken from the I-40 and U.S. 177 area to hospitals.

Corr and his pit bull puppy, Blue, stood on the bridge near Corr's tractor-trailer. Corr cut his hand on glass while getting out of his truck, but other than that, he was OK, he said.

“I'll probably be sore later, but I'm good right now.”

Corr wasn't sure how long he was stuck inside his truck.

“I had my seat belt on,” he said. “I was scared to move.”

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by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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