100+ vehicle pile up traps multiple people, shuts down Fort Worth Highway

Update: 5 deaths have been confirmed. 36 people were transported to the hospital with varying degrees of injury.

More than 100 vehicles were involved in a massive pile up crash in Fort Worth this morning. 

The accident happened on Thursday morning, February 11th on Interstate 35 west in Fort Worth, Texas. 

According to ABC 13 News, the over 100 vehicle pile up involving multiple semi trucks left multiple people trapped in their cars, and Fort Worth police reported hearing drivers screaming for help from their wrecked vehicles. EMTs report difficulties reaching the victims, as the roadway is literally blocked by wrecked, spun out vehicles. 

All lanes of I 35 have been blocked in both directions  from Interstate 30 to past Loop 820. Multiple people have been transported to hospital via ambulance but their conditions are not known. 

First responders are calling it a “mass casualty event” but have not confirmed any deaths, reported ABC 7.

Anyone involved in the wreck whose vehicle sustained only minor damage is asked to exchange information and exit the interstate so that first responders can more easily access those who need help.