New report reveals staggering numbers of I-10 Thanksgiving crash
The Texas Department of Public Safety Wednesday released some staggering statistics of the horrific crash that happened on Interstate 10 west of Beaumont on Thanksgiving day.
The report was issued 6 days after the crash itself, which killed two motorists and injured 29 others. 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and his 60-year-old wife Debbie of Pearland were killed in the accident after their SUV was crushed by and 18-wheeler.
DPS says there were 18 separate crashes in the accident which they say was caused by very dense fog in the area. 14 of the accidents were in the eastbound lanes. They say 95 vehicles were damaged and 30 "blue forms" were issued to drivers who did not want a peace officer's written crash report. "Blue forms" are completed by the driver and submitted to their insurance companies and DPS.
Three area hospitals, Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont and Christus Hospital St Mary in Port Arthur, were all used. Twelve of the injured were in serious condition, while many motorists with minor injuries refused treatment at the scene.
Emergency personnel from Acadian Ambulance, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Winnie-Stowell Volunteer Fire Department, Labelle Fire Department, Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department, The American Red Cross, local towing companies and The Texas Department of Transportation were all on scene to assist DPS.
DPS says they are continuing to investigate and will file charges if they deem necessary.
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