Thanksgiving horror: Foggy conditions lead to 140-car pileup in Texas

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, November 23, 2012 9:31 EDT
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A 140 vehicle pileup on a Texas highway. Photo: Screenshot via NECN.com.
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In the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, dense fog in south Texas led to an astonishing 140-car pileup that left two people dead and more than 80 injured.

The wreck, which occurred off Interstate 10 near Houston, wasn’t immediately identified by police as a major pileup due to the fog. Multiple pileups ultimately turned into a sprawling scene of wreckage, with many cars crushed like soda cans by tractor trailers that had no idea what was lying in wait for them in the mist.

The highway, a major artery between Texas and Louisiana, was closed for about eight hours, but had been reopened by Friday morning.

This video is from NECN-TV, broadcast Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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