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At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


At least 6 dead in 133-car pileup in Fort Worth after freezing rain coats roads

7:56 AM on Feb 11, 2021 CST — Updated at 7:19 PM on Feb 11, 2021 CST

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that Garland Police Department responded to 13 major accidents and 54 minor ones by 10 a.m. Thursday. It was actually the Grand Prairie Police Department.

At least six people died and dozens were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 100 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday — a pileup that was the most staggering of the crashes that dotted ice-slicked roads across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

1 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

2 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

3 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

4 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

5 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

6 / 13 Crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

7 / 13 A crumbled car is towed as emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

8 / 13 Cleanup continues on Interstate 35W near Northside Dr. in Fort Worth after a 133-car pile-up early Thursday morning, February 11, 2021. Six people died and 65 others were treated at area hospitals following the wreck in the southbound TEXPress lanes. A light coating of ice covered the stretch of highway leading to the chain reaction accident. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

9 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

10 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

11 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

12 / 13 Emergency crews work to clear the mass casualty pile-up on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News) (Juan Figueroa / Staff photographer)

13 / 13 Mass casualty wreck on I-35W and Northside Drive in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Lawrence Jenkins/Special Contributor) (Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)

When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding, Davis said. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said.

At least six people died as a result of the pileup. Officials said the victims’ identities will be released after their families have been notified.

A total of 65 people had been treated at area hospitals for injuries related to the crash, but that number was expected to rise as more people sought help, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. None were pediatric patients.

Zavadsky said a large number of people who were involved in the accident were health care workers who were wearing scrubs and hospital badges.

“Typically shift change for the hospitals and places downtown [is] going to be 7 o’clock,” he said. “So we did see a lot of people that were health care workers that were a part of this crash.”

Four Fort Worth police officers were hospitalized, Chief Neil Noakes said. Three had been on their way to work, and one was injured while helping at the scene. All four were released from the hospital.

Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles. @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q

&mdash Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021

A video posted on Twitter by North Texas storm chaser Jason McLaughlin showed dozens of vehicles piled up. Several vehicles were crushed, and at least three semitrailers were involved.

One vehicle appeared to be pinned under a large pickup, and another badly damaged vehicle appeared to have been stuck beneath an 18-wheeler.

McLaughlin, speaking on The Weather Channel, described the chaos.

“It looks like a couple of vehicles lost control, and when that happened, everything just piled up behind them,” he said.

Pictures posted by the Fort Worth Fire Department showed vehicles, including trucks and 18-wheelers, piled atop one another. In one photo, a dog that had been rescued was being passed from one firefighter to another.

Preliminary information on MCI in Fort Worth. More info will be released later. At least 100 vehicles involved, 5 fatalities, 36 transported to local hospitals. #yourFWFD continues to work the incident and will be on scene for several hours. pic.twitter.com/DUtRJFKSI9

&mdash Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) February 11, 2021

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-35W, including toll lanes, with traffic backed up in both directions from Interstate 30 to Interstate 820, Fort Worth police said.

By about 10:30 a.m., Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Drivdahl said, most people involved in the pileup had gotten out of or been pulled from their vehicles. But many vehicles remained to be removed from the highway.

“We are going to have to go through and search vehicle by vehicle,” he said.

After the initial search was complete, firefighters turned over the scene to Fort Worth police to let them investigate and recover people who could not be rescued right away or who died at the scene, Davis said.

Zavadsky, the MedStar spokesman, said first responders were able to see and treat numerous people within the first hour to hour and a half.

Because of the scale of the accident, Zavadsky said the process of untangling the cars will take days.

“This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a very long weather weekend for us here in North Texas, and it is really important that people not go out and drive if they don’t have to,” he said. “That will help with the car crash scenario it will also help with hypothermia calls and keep everybody safe.”


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