Two dead, dozens injured in 100-vehicle pile up in Texas

TWO people died and dozens were hurt when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from kilometres of wreckage.

The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at 8am Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city east of Houston.

Officials at Acadian Ambulance service told KFDM-TV that at least 51 people had been taken to area hospitals and at least eight were critically hurt.

It wasn't immediately clear how the pile-up began, but Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll said the fog was so thick that deputies didn't immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.

"It is catastrophic," Carroll said. "I've got cars on top of cars."

 

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