At Least 5 Dead In Fort Worth Pileup After Freezing Rain Ices Over Roads

 Thursday, February 11, 2021


At least 100 vehicles were involved in a massive pileup crash Thursday morning on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, including several 18-wheelers, officials said.

At least five people have been confirmed dead. The total number of injuries remains unknown, Fort Worth police said.

Mayor Betsy Price along with Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis and Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes are scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. to share the latest updates.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. as drivers were dealing with pockets of inclement weather across North Texas, including freezing rain.

A number of people remained trapped hours after the crash happened and patients were still emerging from vehicles at the crash scene as of 8:30 a.m., officials said, with an estimated 36 people needing medical transport.