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Authorities investigating deadly crash involving three semis along I-35 near Purcell

Three semis crashed on I-35 near Purcell

PURCELL, Okla. – Authorities are investigating a deadly crash that claimed the life of one driver.

Around 12:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to reports of an accident involving three semis in the northbound lanes of I-35 near Purcell.

Officials say one person was killed in the crash, while another person was injured.

Officials say two semis were stopped in the outside lane of I-35 due to traffic congestion.

John Cannon, 49, was driving a Peterbuilt tractor trailer northbound in the outside lane and failed to stop, crashing into the semis.

Cannon was pinned inside his semi for approximately three hours before he was extracted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in Cannon’s semi was mediflighted to an Oklahoma City hospital.

Authorities are investigating what caused the deadly crash.