Massive Traffic Crash on I-10 in Beaumont, TX - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Massive Traffic Crash on I-10 in Beaumont, TX

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(Beaumont, TX- KBMT/KJAC) Interstate 10 was closed in both directions between Taylor Bayou and Hamshire Road (at Mile Marker 835) in Beaumont, Texas, because of a multiple vehicle accident with numerous injuries.

On Friday morning, the interstate was back open for traffic in both directions where the crash scene took place.

The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Department of Public Safety at early on said at least 100 cars were involved in the accident.  By 10:45 a.m. the DPS updated the number to at least 140 cars involved in the collision.  Several hundred more cars are stuck on scene. 

At least two people were killed and more than 100 were injured in an estimated 100-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday, officials said.

KPRC-TV NBC Houston has learned the man and woman who were killed were from Pearland.

The collision happened around 8 a.m. on I-10 near Beaumont, about 80 miles eas

As of Thursday afternoon, the westbound lanes have reopened, but the eastbound lanes are expected to be closed for several hours.

The DPS reports there was dense fog in the area at the time of the initial collision.  

 

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