5 Dead In Texas 100 Vehicles Collision

Icy Conditions Leads to 100 Vehicle Collision on Texas Highway, Leaving 5 Dead

5 Dead In Texas 100  Vehicles Collision
5 Dead In Texas 100 Vehicles Collision

Icy weather conditions in Texas caused a pileup that led to the deaths of at least five people.

NBC News reports that the collision involved 100 vehicles leading to dozen of injuries in the Fort Worth area on early Thursday morning.

A spokesman from the Fort Worth Fire Department said officials were going car-to-car to see who needed medical attention following the “mass casualty incident” that saw tractor-trailers and other vehicles crash on Interstate 35.

The highway has since been shuttered “to remove vehicles one by one,” according to the spokesman.

Officials had to use the Jaws of Life in order to open vehicles and rescue drivers who were trapped, ultimately sending 36 people to hospitals with different injuries.

According to the outlet, a tractor-trailer slid on the highway at a high speed, sending some cars into the air. Cranes were later used to lift up cars that were piled on top of each other.

"NEW: Fort Worth pile-up involves more than 50 vehicles w/multiple patients involved, but no firm number of casualties yet. FD tells @kaylamc1 the concern now is hypothermia. A warming bus is on the scene as firefighters are still in process of trying to extricate people." Morgan Chesky Reported.

This report was corroborated by the Fort Worth Fire Department.

"MCI alert. 1601 N Freeway. Multiple vehicles involved. Multiple people trapped. More details to follow. PIO responding." It wrote.