A fatal accident shut down part of Interstate 40 West on Wednesday afternoon at around mile marker 156. The interstate was reopened shortly after 5 p.m.

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The tractor trailer involved in a fatal wreck near mile marker 156 on Interstate 40 West on Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers at the scene confirmed one person had been killed, but did not disclose how many other people were injured.

Three vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash, including a tractor-trailer and a truck. A man was also seen being taken out of his car, placed onto a stretcher and into an ambulance shortly before 3 p.m. 

More than two dozen first responders were at the scene around 3 p.m.

We will have more on this developing story.

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