Texas Thanksgiving pile-up

Two people have died and around 120 are injured in a 150-vehicle pile-up on a foggy Texas road during Thanksgiving.

Live updates

Texas pile up drivers 'aided emergency services'

An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Credit: AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll has praised drivers involved in the Interstate 10 crash in Texas for assisting the emergency services.

"It's just people helping people," Carroll told KFDM "The foremost thing in this holiday season is how other travellers were helping us when we were overwhelmed, sitting and holding, putting pressure on people that were injured."

Ten people in 'serious or critical' condition in hospital

Cars and lorries stack on top of each other at the crash site Credit: AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco

A police spokesperson has confirmed that ten people are still in a "serious or critical" condition in hospital after a multiple car pile up on an interstate in Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that an accident on the eastbound carriageway of Interstate 10 probably started the pile up, with drivers being caught out because of thick fog.

An aerial view of the accident site on Interstate 10 in Texas Credit: AP Photo/Click2houston.com

Advertisement

Two dead after 150-vehicle Texas Thanksgiving pile-up

Two people have died and around 120 are injured after a 150-vehicle pile-up on a foggy Texas road this Thanksgiving, Reuters reported, citing a sheriff's office spokesman.

Millions of Americans have driven to Thanksgiving dinner celebrations today Credit: Reuters TV

An initial pile-up occurred on the eastbound lane of Interstate 10 and caused a chain reaction of collisions that shut down the road west of Beaumont for several hours, Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

Rescue workers climb over the wreckage looking for survivors Credit: Reuters TV

"We have 18-wheelers on top of cars, we have cars on top of cars. It's just catastrophic", Deputy Caroll said, adding that rescue workers are still searching for survivors.

The series of crashes took place on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, Texas Credit: Reuters TV

Between 80 and 120 people have been taken to hospitals so far, and around eight of them were seriously hurt, he added.

140-vehicle Thanksgiving pile-up injures 51 in Texas

Around 51 people were injured in a 140-vehicle pile-up on a Texas road this Thanksgiving, local officials said.

The Acadian Ambulance Service, which responded to the accident, said the pileup occurred on the eastbound lane of Interstate 10, which shutdown the road in both directions.

Eight of the injured are in critical condition, according to the Reuters news agency.

It came as millions of Americans traveled across the country for Thanksgiving holiday feasts.

Back to top