At least 6 dead in massive Texas crash involving over 100 cars: Officials

EMILY SHAPIRO
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At least six people are dead from a massive freeway pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Fort Worth police.

Over 100 vehicles were involved in the Thursday morning crash on I-35, and multiple people were trapped in their cars, the fire department said.

PHOTO: Scene of a pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021. (@j.aaywill/Instagram)
PHOTO: Scene of a pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021. (@j.aaywill/Instagram)
PHOTO: The aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident remains on I-35 highway north in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb.11, 2021. (Jason McLaughlin)
PHOTO: The aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident remains on I-35 highway north in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb.11, 2021. (Jason McLaughlin)

Sixty-five people were hurt, authorities said.

Thirty-six people were transported from the scene, which was about 1 mile long, police said.

Numerous patients were treated and released on scene, police said, while others left the crash scene on their own but later went to hospitals.

PHOTO: The aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident remains on I-35 highway north in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb.11, 2021. (Jason McLaughlin)
PHOTO: The aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident remains on I-35 highway north in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb.11, 2021. (Jason McLaughlin)
PHOTO: Firefighters work at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021. (Fort Worth Fire Dept./Twitter)
PHOTO: Firefighters work at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 11, 2021. (Fort Worth Fire Dept./Twitter)

Fort Worth police said the crash was likely caused by the weather. Freezing rain has caused slick roads in the Fort Worth area.

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It's been decades since three of the deadliest interstate accidents in U.S. history.

On May 14, 1988, a drunk driver killed 27 people, including 24 children, near Carrollton, Kentucky.

On Dec. 11, 1990, fog led to an accident on Interstate 75 in Calhoun, Tennessee, killing 12 people.

On Nov. 29, 1991, a blinding dust storm sparked a crash on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California, killing 17.

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