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."
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