FORT WORTH, Texas – At least six people died in an accident involving more than 130 vehicles on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth Thursday morning according to the authorities

Fort Worth Police Officer Daniel Segura confirmed at a news conference Thursday morning that at least five people were killed in the crash, compared to the three confirmed deaths reported earlier in the day that this number was given at a press conference Revised on Thursday afternoon

“It’s still a very active scene,” said Segura around 10:30 am local time. “Members of the fire department, MedStar and our detectives from the traffic investigation unit are working step by step on the entire scene to make sure no. that everyone who is on site gets to a safe point or place ”

Update 5:40 pm ET Feb. 11: The Fort Worth Police Department confirmed that at least six people died and at least 36 people were transported to hospitals, and that a total of 65 people sought medical help after the crash

“This wasn’t a Fender bender,” said Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl, “This is a major disaster”

Right now, Fort Worth needs your prayers the most – for the families, the injured and the first responders. We will be releasing updates in the coming days with additional ways to help those in need during this difficult time – Mayor Betsy (2/2)

Original Report: In a tweet sent from the Fort Worth Police Department account, an official suggested that the crash, which involved at least 100 vehicles and stretched over a mile, would take hours >

Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman for MedStar Health, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the company took 36 people to hospitals after the wreck, Zavadsky said several people appeared to be critically or seriously injured

Police and fire departments said around 6:30 am Thursday that the lanes north of Interstate 35 were closed due to a “multiple vehicle” and “multiple trapped person” accident “

The crashes occurred when the area was under a winter weather report due to freezing rain and sleet, according to the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service. Forecasters with NWS warned that conditions would be “very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges” until Thursday afternoon could create

“We cannot stress enough that road conditions can go from good to dangerous within blocks,” the NWS official said on a Twitter post on Thursday morning, “Take it slow out there”

So much traffic / accidents this morning, especially at the DFW Metroplex These events are so dangerous because the ice is spotty We can’t stress enough that road conditions can go from good to dangerous within blocks – take it slow out there #dfwwx #ctxwx #txwx https: // tco / 4uZ0UA4px5

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