One killed in crash in Belton

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One person is dead and I-35 was slowed for several hours following a crash on the highway in Belton.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes about 9:30 p.m. Monday near mile marker 287.

Traffic was diverted to the access road with lengthy backups.

Northbound traffic was also slowed.

Initial reports indicate the crash was head one with one vehicle going in the wrong direction.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene with the name of that victim being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

One person was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

Belton police were investigating the crash,  assisted by the Department of Public Safety.

TXDOT reported all lanes opened at 3:15 a.m.

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