PURCELL — Three people were killed Saturday in two accidents on Interstate 35, authorities said.
Two pedestrians were struck by vehicle about 9:30 a.m.on the northbound side of the road at mile marker 102, which caused traffic to back up for miles on the highway.
At mile marker 98 about 10:30 a.m., a motorcyclist swerved to avoid backed-up traffic and struck the cable barrier. A female passenger on a motorcycle was killed .
The motorcyclist was taken by helicopter to an Oklahoma City hospital.
The names of the victims were not immediately available.