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PURCELL, Okla. – A part of I-35 near Purcell is closed due to a fatal crash, officials say.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, southbound I-35 is closed, just south of Purcell, due to the crash.
Southbound I-35 is being detoured to State Highway 59, then onto State Highway 77 and back onto I-35.
Details of the crash are unknown at this time, but the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash is fatal.
Drivers should avoid the area and expect delays.