US: Two Dead, Dozens Injured in 100-Vehicle Pileup In Texas


At least two people were killed and about 120 injured when about a hundred of vehicles crashed in thick fog on a highway southwest of Beaumont, Texas late on Thursday, CNN reported on Friday.

“Initial reports at the time of the crash indicated there was dense fog, which could be a contributing factor to those crashes,” Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Stephanie Davis told CNN.

The two victims were found in the same vehicle. The 64-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman apparently died when their car was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler.


The exact number of injured is unknown, but Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff Rod Carroll estimated it at between 80 and 120.

US roads were busy on Thursday as millions of Americans throughout the country used their personal vehicles to get to Thanksgiving celebrations.

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