Six car wreck shuts down IH-10 for two hours Thursday morning

ROSE CITY - A six vehicle wreck shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County Thursday morning and sent two people to the hospital.

The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were shut down near Boomtown in Rose City for about two hours following the wreck which involved six cars according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The normal morning traffic in the area was backed up and many vehicles were moving very slow or had come to a stop when a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Ashley Fairchild, 32, of Vidor, rear-ended a 2014 Hyundai  SUV when Fairchild did not notice the stopped traffic according to the release.

The impact caused the 2014 Hyundai to strike the rear of a 2015 Kia passenger car which then struck the rear of a 2002 Chevy Tahoe, driven by Mary Jones, 80, of Vidor the release said.

Jones' Tahoe then struck a 2015 Chrysler passenger car and a 2008 BMW passenger car according to the release.

Fairchild, who was cited for failure to control speed, was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with unknown injuries according to the release.

Mary Jones, 80, the driver of the Chevy Tahoe, was also transported with unknown injuries to Baptist Hospital in Beaumont the release said.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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