UPDATE: MMA fighter, OKC officer fighting for life after car accident

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OKLAHOMA CITY- A local police officer is fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a car accident.

Officials say 32-year-old Matt Grice, who is also an MMA fighter, was hit at a red light in

Matt Grice

Matt Grice

Pottawatomie County, just after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say Grice and another vehicle were waiting at a red light when a Ford Econoline hit Grice’s Jeep.

The force of the impact sent Grice’s Jeep Wrangler into the vehicle stopped next to him.

Grice was taken to a hospital in critical condition where he later underwent brain surgery.

Authorities tell us Grice, who has been with the force for five years, was off duty when the accident occurred.