At least six people are dead from a massive freeway pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Fort Worth police.
Giving more information about this incident, the fire department said over 100 vehicles were involved in the Thursday morning crash on I-35, and multiple people were trapped in their cars.
Sixty-five people were hurt, authorities said. Police also confirmed that thirty-six people were transported from the scene, which was about 1 mile long.
Numerous patients were treated and released on scene, police said, while others left the crash scene on their own but later went to hospitals.
Fort Worth police said the crash was likely caused by the weather. Freezing rain has caused slick roads in the Fort Worth area.
In a tweet, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price wrote:
My heart is breaking for our community as we come to learn about the extent of the losses we are experiencing from today’s accident. Our community is pouring out support, and I know that so many of you are asking for a way to help. Right now, what Fort Worth needs most is your prayers — for the families, the injured, and the first responders.
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into three other counties: Denton, Parker, and Wise.
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