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.

Cars involved in the pileup
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
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.

Cars piled up next to lorries
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.

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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.