Car fire, 3 car accident shuts down I-44

Published: Aug. 15, 2016 at 1:16 AM CDT
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COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO) - A car on fire, and then an accident involving 3 cars on I-44 caused traffic on the interstate to come to a standstill Sunday evening.

The car fire out on I-44 near the Fletcher, Cyril and Sterling exit at mile marker 62 was caught on cell phone video by one of our 7NEWS viewers around 5 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say it was a mechanical issue that started the fire in the eastbound lane.

Shortly after firefighters were working to get the car fire out, an accident involving three cars happened just a mile south in the eastbound lanes of I-44. The interstate was closed for about an hour has they got the cars off the roadway.

The people involved in the accident had minor injuries, and were treated and released.

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