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Deadly crash snarls traffic on I-44

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GRADY COUNTY, OK (KSWO) – Traffic is now back to normal following a fatality accident in Grady County early this morning.

One person was killed in a crash Tuesday morning on I-44 involving three vehicles, including a semi. A person's car broke down at the mile marker. Another car came to help them and as they were moving the broken down car off the road, the semi hit both of the cars, killing one person. The driver of the semi was taken by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center.

The semi rolled. Vehicles were off the roadway.

The accident occurred near mile marker 72 in Grady County. That's in between Elgin and Chickasha and just a few miles from the first toll-gate. The eastbound lanes of H.E. Bailey Turnpike were impacted.

Lanes were closed this morning to allow for a medical helicopter to land. All lanes are now back open. The inside lane was closed from 6:45 a.m. to 7:39 a.m. However, the outside lane was closed for nearly five hours this morning. It reopened at 11:50 a.m.

Lanes were later reclosed at mile marker 72 eastbound due to another non-injury collision involving two semis. 

Authorities have not released information on who has died in the accident.

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