I-10 Reopens After Deadly 100-Car Pileup

Crash kills two people and closes I-10 west of Beaumont for hours.

Interstate 10 near Beaumont re-opened Thursday evening, hours after a massive crash involving as many as 100 vehicles left two people dead and up to 120 injured. 

KPRC-TV in Houston reported two people from Pearland, near Houston were killed in the pile-up.  Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Stephanie Davis said those victims were in an SUV, but declined to provide details.

The crash took place in extremely dense fog shortly before 9 a.m. along a two-mile stretch of road between Taylor's Bayou and Hampshire Road, NBC News reported. 

Earlier reports suggested that between 50 and 150 vehicles may have been involved in the crash, but those estimates have been updated to 100. 

Initially dozens of people were also reported injured, now that number has grown to as many as 120 with 51 of those injuries requiring hospitalization -- eight of the people are considered critical.

I-10 was closed in both directions west of Beaumont near Hampshire Road.  Shortly after noon, the westbound lanes reopened to traffic.  The eastbound lanes re-opened at 5 p.m.

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