At least 5 people are dead after a massive pileup just north of downtown Fort Worth early on Thursday morning.
The crash was first reported around roughly 6 a.m., and the highway remains closed in that area as officials work to clear the scene. Up to 100 cars were involved in the crashes. Police said dozens were hospitalized for treatment.
Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said authorities were going to each vehicle to assess medical needs after the “mass casualty incident” involving tractor-trailers and other vehicles on Interstate 35. The freeway will be closed all day “to remove vehicles one by one,” he said.
Video has emerged showing the beginning of the pileup and the aftermath that would result.
A video from the aftermath of the pileup:
The official cause of the crash has not been determined, as officials prepare for a lengthy investigation, but there were several reports of black ice earlier in the morning throughout North Texas.