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Man killed in early morning motorcycle accident; speed may have played role

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man has been killed in an early morning motorcycle accident at I-35 and I-240 Tuesday.

Officials said the motorcycle driver was trying to merge onto I-240 from I-35 when he lost control and hit a wall at 2 a.m.

Authorities said the man died at the scene.

Part of I-240 just east of Shields was shut down while crews worked to clear to the accident.

Officers said they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The victim’s name was Jeremiah Weems. He was 38-years-old from Oklahoma City.