A terrible multi-car crash about 80 miles east of Houston today. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll says at least two people were killed and dozens were hurt.
“One car hit the back of another car caused it slowed down or whatever the reason or left the roadway and then we saw accident after accident occur,” one eyewitness said. “And even as the deputies were pulling up we still had a continuous chain of accidents.”
NEWS 92 FM spoke to Neely Martin-Whitaker, who was trying to get from Louisiana to Austin. He had a two-and-a-half hour wait because of debris.
Once he got through, it was quite a sight.
Two Pearland residents are confirmed dead in the accident.