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2 killed in fiery crash with explosion on I-35W in Denton, police say

At least two people were killed Friday afternoon in a fiery multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 35W in Denton, police said.

Three other people were injured in the wreck that involved two 18-wheelers and two passenger vehicles, according to news reports.

Denton police were still working to clear the wreckage at about 8 p.m. They closed the southbound lanes of I-35W for more than two hours Friday afternoon because of the crash. After they opened, the northbound lanes remained closed.

The wreck occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of I-35W near mile marker 84.

Denton police had not released details about the crash Friday night, but the accident caused vehicles to burst into flames on the highway.

Denton police diverted traffic at Farm Road 2499, and authorities asked drivers to avoid the area.

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