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