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I-10 now reopened in both directions following massive pileup that killed two, injured dozens

JEFFERSON COUNTY - by Scott Lawrence - Interstate 10 has now reopened in both directions following a Thanksgiving Day collision near the Jefferson/Chambers County line involving at least 100 vehicles, including a number of tractor trailers, that killed two people and injured dozens, several critically, and kept thousands of holiday travelers from getting to their destinations.


80-90 people were hurt, 10-12 critically or seriously, according to the DPS and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


The DPS identifies the victims as Debra Leggio, 60, and Vincent Leggio, 64, of Pearland.


Sgt. Chuck Havard told KFDM News I-10 East reopened at about 5 p.m., about eight hours after the pileup. I-10 West reopened at about noon.


The multiple vehicle accident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on I-10 near Hamshire Road close to the Jefferson/Chambers County line between Beaumont and Houston, according to information DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis provided to KFDM News.


The man and woman who died were in a 2007 Chevy Suburban crushed by a tractor trailer. Trooper Davis says they were from Pearland, near Houston.


State troopers say an estimated 80-120 people were hurt. They were transported to hospitals in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Winnie. 

KFDM News had several crews at the scene. Stay with KFDM News and kfdm.com for updates.

Acadian Ambulance spokeswoman Denise Richter tells KFDM News their crews used 20 ambulances and transported at least 52 patients to area hospitals. She said at least eight were critically hurt.

Multiple ambulance crews responded and transported patients to area hospitals.

Baptist Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman Mary Poole told KFDM News they've received at least 21 patients. One was in critical condition. They've transported two children and one adult with head injuries to a Houston hospital.

You can take Highway 124, Highway 73 and Highway 90 as alternate routes.

Chief Charles Sonnier of the Labelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department tells KFDM News the vehicles involved in the accidents include seven tractor trailers that collided on the eastbound side. Two are carrying hazardous materials but they aren't leaking, according to Chief Sonnier.

He said firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut people out of a car and pickup truck.

Fog and marsh fires led to a 50 car pileup January 5 on Highway 73 near Taylors Bayou. Dozens of people were hurt in the chain reaction collisions but no one was killed.


One person is confirmed dead and dozens were hurt, several critically, after an estimated 100 vehicles collided in the fog at about 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on I-10 near Hamshire Road close to the Jefferson/Chambers County line between Beaumont and Houston, according to information DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis provided to KFDM News. The DPS reopened I-10 West at about noon but I-10 East will remain closed another 8-10 hours.


KFDM News has crews at the scene. Stay with KFDM News and kfdm.com for updates.


Acadian Ambulance spokeswoman Denise Richter tells KFDM News their crews have transported at least 51 patients to area hospitals. She said at least eight were critically hurt.


Multiple ambulance crews responded and transported patients to area hospitals.


Baptist Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman Mary Poole told KFDM News they've received at least 21 patients. One was in critical condition. They've transported two children and one adult with head injuries to a Houston hospital.


You can take Highway 124, Highway 73 and Highway 90 as alternate routes.


Chief Charles Sonnier of the Labelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department tells KFDM News the vehicles involved in the accidents include seven tractor trailers that collided on the eastbound side. Two are carrying hazardous materials but they aren't leaking, according to Chief Sonnier.


He said firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut people out of a car and pickup truck.


Fog and marsh fires led to a 50 car pileup January 5 on Highway 73 near Taylors Bayou. Dozens of people were hurt in the chain reaction collisions but no one was killed.


 

I-10 now reopened in both directions following massive pileup that killed two, injured dozens

Thursday, December 6 2012, 11:24 AM CST
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