February 11 A series of cars collided on a highway in northern Texas, United States, killed at least five people and nearly 100 cars were congested on the road section of the accident.
According to local media reports, the accident occurred on an interstate highway north of Fort Worth, Texas.
Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Michael Deliverdal said the accident has killed five people and 36 injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Rescue workers are still screening vehicles on site to find and rescue trapped people, and it is expected to take a long time to clear the congested vehicles, Drifdal said.
A video on social media showed dozens of cars jammed into the road after crashing, including several heavy trucks, and some of them were seriously damaged.
According to the preliminary judgment of the police, the sudden drop in local temperature and the freezing rain in the morning caused the road to freeze, causing a series of collisions.
According to the weather forecast, extreme cold weather will sweep through most parts of Texas from the 11th, and temperatures may fall below zero degrees Celsius in the next few days, and road icing will occur from time to time.