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Southeast Texas pileup kills two, injures dozens

  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT

    Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT

    Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    An family walks from the massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    An family walks from the massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  Mandatory Credit

    An family walks from the massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit Purchase photo reprints »

  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  Mandatory Credit

    An family walks from the massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit

    Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit Purchase photo reprints »

  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT,

    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT, Purchase photo reprints »

  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT,

    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT, Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

    Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise Purchase photo reprints »

  • Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

    Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

    Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
  • Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  Mandatory Credit
  • An family walks from the massive pile-up  accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  Mandatory Credit
  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit
  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)
  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT,
  • An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT,
  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise
  • Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)  MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise
  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.    (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston.

A man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban SUV crushed by a tractor trailer, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KFDM-TV.

Jefferson County sheriff’s Deputy Rod Carroll said in a news release that 80 to 90 people were transported to hospitals with 10 to 12 of those in serious to critical condition. He said 140 to 150 vehicles were involved in the pileup.

According to DPS, a crash on the eastbound side of the highway led to other accidents in a dangerous chain reaction. There were multiple crashes on the other side of the highway as well.

Carroll told The Associated Press the fog was so thick that deputies didn’t immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.

“It is catastrophic,” Carroll said. “I’ve got cars on top of cars.”

I-10’s eastbound lanes were re-opened Thursday evening after more than eight hours.

DPS trooper Stephanie Davis told KFDM that two people in an SUV died after the crash.

Carroll said uninjured drivers tried to help as authorities sorted through the wreckage.

“It’s just people helping people,” Carroll said. “The foremost thing in this holiday season is how other travelers were helping us when we were overwhelmed, sitting and holding, putting pressure on people that were injured.”

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