2 dead, trucker charged in 5-truck pileup on I-35 in Oklahoma

Two people died in a crash involving multiple semi-trucks near Davis, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon, April 12, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Interstate 35 at mile marker 59 near Davis about 75 miles south of Oklahoma City when five tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles collided in the northbound lanes of the interstate.

Authorities say four of the trucks and two cars were stopped because of construction. A fifth tractor-trailer swerved but could not stop and slammed into the stopped vehicles. Two people in a car sandwiched between two trucks died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that did not stop, 38-year-old Tony Aghaji-Enweremadu, was treated at a nearby hospital and was arrested when released. He was charged with two counts of first-degree manslaughter.

Reports say Aghaji-Enweremadu was communicating with a delivery man on his RING doorbell app at the time of the crash.