(NEW ORLEANS) — Two men are dead after a massive road accident in New Orleans involving 40 cars and about 60 people Thursday, ABC TV affiliate WGNO reports.
The accident occurred early Thursday morning, and caused lane closures for at least a half-mile for I-10 east and westbound traffic for several hours into the evening.
According to WGNO, 22 people were transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries, while 37 people refused medical attention.
A 54-year-old Springfield, La. man was killed in the crash along with another adult male, whose age is unknown. Police will not reveal the victims’ identities until all family has been notified, WGNO reports.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the pile-up, but drivers involved note there was a dense fog in the air at the time of the crash.
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