Register for $1200 gift card; winner announced Monday at 6:30 a.m.

911 tapes from 140 car Texas pile-up released

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
tex pile up

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas (WTVR) – Newly released 911 tapes are revealing more about the chaos and carnage during last week’s Thanksgiving Day pile-up on I-10 in Texas.

Foggy conditions caused about 140 cars and trucks to collide. In the video below, you can hear a woman begging the 911 operator for help, describing how collisions were continuing to happen all around her.

KHOU in Houston reports that people were bailing from their vehicles, knowing that the fog was getting worse, and that they needed to get their families to safety.

Two people were killed in the accident – and 90 others had to be rushed to area hospitals.