At least 5 dead in massive freeway pileup in Texas: Police

At least 5 dead in massive freeway pileup in Texas: Police

At least 100 vehicles were involved in the crash.

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

At least 100 vehicles were involved in the crash on I-35, the fire department said.

About 36 people were transported from the scene, police said.

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

The scene is about 1 mile long, police said.

“Expect lengthy delays,” police warned in a tweet. “I-35 is backed up in both directions from I30 to 820.”

“If you are involved in a minor accident with no injuries, please exchange information and continue on safely. You can then notify your insurance when you arrive at your destination,” police tweeted.

“Please stay safe out there, and pray for all of those involved,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price tweeted.

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.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Source: ABC – US News

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