Multiple vehicle wreck shuts down I-10 westbound, traffic rerouted
Published 6:36 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019
At approximately 5 a.m., Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Adams Bayou, in Orange.
DPS Troopers and other medical personnel are on the scene, but details are extremely limited. Injuries have been reported, but the extent of those injuries is unknown at this time.
The crash investigation indicates that westbound traffic on Interstate 10 was stopped due to a wreck. The driver of a GMC pickup truck, traveling westbound, failed to control speed and struck several of the stopped vehicles.
DPS can confirm that two people have been pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Rodney Price.
The deceased victims were in the second vehicle struck by the GMC pickup truck.
All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near Adams Bayou, are closed due to the crash. Traffic is being diverted at the Simmons Drive exit . Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route. Expect delays.
This is an ongoing crash investigation and additional details will be released as information is confirmed.