Julia Kraus Killed; James Kraus Injured in Accident on I-35 in McClain County, OK

March 2, 2020
Victim's Name(s)
Julia Kraus
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-35, Thackerville, McClain County, OK, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

18-wheeler collided with the rear of an SUV in a construction zone, pushing the SUV into the rear of another tractor-trailer

What Happened

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a person and injured another at  I-35 in McClain County, OK on March 2nd, 2020. Officials say the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. An 18-wheeler reportedly collided with the rear of an SUV in a construction zone. The impact pushed the SUV into the rear of another tractor trailer, killing 63-year-old Julia Kraus. Her passenger, 71-year-old James Kraus, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Neither truck driver was injured.

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