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Dozens inured, two dead after nearly 100 car pileup on Texas highway

Published On: Nov 22 2012 01:22:38 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2012 05:16:52 PM CST
100 car accident
BEAUMONT, Texas -

Two people are dead and dozens are injured after an estimated 100-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.    

The collision happened around 8 a.m. Thursday on I-10 near Beaumont, about 80 miles east of Houston.     

Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Stephanie Davis says one person died after the crash, but declined to provide details.

She says at least 100 cars and trucks crashed in extremely dense fog.

Officials at Acadian Ambulance service said that at least 48 people have been taken to area hospitals.     

I-10 remains shutdown in eastbound lanes. Westbound lanes have reopened.