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Fort Worth 100-vehicle pileup leaves at least 3 dead, multiple people injured: officials


Icy conditions in Texas have led to a massive pile-up in Fort Worth involving dozens of vehicles, as authorities urge residents to stay home.

Fort Worth Police confirmed to Fox News that there were three fatalities and an unknown number of people injured at this time.

The number of vehicles -- including both passenger vehicles and 18-wheelers -- involved is between 70 and 100 at this time, police said, but the number could end up being much higher, as first responders continue to assess the scene. 

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The same conditions that led to the incident have also made it difficult for local agencies to conduct rescue operations. The current numbers are not known, with information changing by the minute, according to Mike Drivdahl, Fort Worth Fire public information officer.

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"We don’t have any firms on total numbers of fatalities that we’re comfortable with releasing, because that number continues to change," Drivdahl told Fox News. "I can tell you that there are multiple people that we have transported in various conditions."

The highway sits closed as emergency crews finish cleaning following accidents caused by ice and low temperatures in Richardson, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A winter storm brought a coating of ice to parts of Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The highway sits closed as emergency crews finish cleaning following accidents caused by ice and low temperatures in Richardson, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A winter storm brought a coating of ice to parts of Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (AP)

Drivdahl said that people continue to walk up to rescue workers to report medical events.

The Fort Worth Police Department and local service Med Star are on the scene, as well, and assisting with the search and rescue.

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