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I-10 pileup: 10 vehicles collide near I-20 junction; 1 dead

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:11:23 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 07:48:16 PM CST

A 10-vehicle pileup Saturday left a person dead and caused the closure of I-10 west in West Texas.

"As of right now IH-10 westbound lanes are closed at mile marker 192, about 4 miles east of the IH-10/ IH-20 split," said Sgt. Santos Carrasco, a DPS spokesman.

A Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher in Pecos told ABC-7 the pileup occurred around 9 a.m.  Saturday morning. She said the accident involved at least ten 18-wheelers.

Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 285 in Pecos.

A truck driver told ABC-7 traffic is backed up for miles.

The DPS dispatcher said the initial cause of the accident appears to be weather-related,  after temperatures hit below freezing early Saturday morning and black ice may have formed on the highway.

Stay with ABC-7 for more updates.


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