100-Vehicle Pileup In Southeast Texas Kills 2, Injures Dozens | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

Filed Under:

100-Vehicle Pileup In Southeast Texas Kills 2, Injures Dozens

At least two people are dead and dozens injured in a 100-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in southeast Texas that's being blamed on early morning fog on Thanksgiving Day.

KFDM TV reports that the dead included a man and a woman in a Chevy Suburban that was crushed by a tractor trailer. State troopers told the TV station that between 80 and 120 people were hurt; they were taken to hospitals in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Winnie. The crash occurred southwest of Beaumont, 80 miles east of Houston.

Here's more from KFDM:

"Acadian Ambulance spokeswoman Denise Richter tells KFDM News their crews have transported at least 51 patients to area hospitals. She said at least eight were critically hurt.

Multiple ambulance crews responded and transported patients to area hospitals.

Baptist Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman Mary Poole told KFDM News they've received at least 21 patients. One was in critical condition. They've transported two children and one adult with head injuries to a Houston hospital."

Local police said the vehicles involved in the pileup include seven tractor trailers that collided on eastbound I-10, which was expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.

The Associated Press reports that it isn't yet clear how the pileup began, but Jefferson County, Texas, Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll said because of the thick fog, deputies didn't realize the scale of what they were dealing with.

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

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
NPR

Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

Looking for information about workers applying for security clearances, Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. government computer networks in March, The New York Times reports.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.