(PORT ARTHUR, Texas) — Dozens were injured, some of them critically, following a huge pileup Thursday on a southeast Texas highway that involved as many as 60 cars.
“We just had a chain reaction,” Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department Deputy Rod Carroll told ABC News.
“Fifty-four people we transported off the scene with injuries,” Carroll said, “four of them critical.”
Foggy conditions and low visibility along Highway 73 are being blamed for the morning pileup.
“In 23 years, I’ve never seen an accident this extensive.”
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