Tonawanda man dies in accident on Oklahoma turnpike

AFTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man from Western New York was killed when the car he was driving on the Will Rogers Turnpike collided with a tractor-trailer.

Police say 42-year-old Siarhei Kisliuk of Tonawanda died in the Thursday morning accident near Afton in northeastern Oklahoma. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 44-year-old Charles Tanner of Miami, Oklahoma, was not injured.

A police report said Kisliuk was pinned for more than an hour after the accident, which took place in the westbound lanes. Investigators said it appeared Kisliuk’s vehicle ran into the rear of the truck. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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