Fort Worth 100-vehicle pileup leaves at least 3 dead
Mike Seals - February 11, 2021 9:39 am
Multiple people injured: officials
The number of fatalities and vehicles involved is expected to continue growing
Icy conditions in Texas have led to a massive pile-up in Fort Worth involving dozens of vehicles, as authorities urge residents to stay home.
Fort Worth Police confirmed to Fox News that there were three fatalities and an unknown number of people injured at this time.
The number of vehicles — including both passenger vehicles and 18-wheelers — involved is between 70 and 100 at this time, police said, but the number could end up being much higher, as first responders continue to assess the scene.
“We don’t have any firms on total numbers of fatalities that we’re comfortable with releasing, because that number continues to change,” Drivdahl told Fox News. “I can tell you that there are multiple people that we have transported in various conditions.”
Drivdahl said that people continue to walk up to rescue workers to report medical events.
The Fort Worth Police Department and local service Med Star are on the scene, as well, and assisting with the search and rescue.
Due to the icy conditions, the agencies are bringing in sand trucks to help improve law enforcement and the fire department’s ability to reach and assist people in need.
“This is obviously not something we deal with a lot in Fort Worth,” Drivdahl said, referring to the ice and snow. “But we do have the resources to respond to it.”