More than 30 Vehicles Pile Up on Texas Highway in Heavy Fog

January 2, 2019

Officials in Texas say more than 50 people were evaluated for medical care after a massive multi-car pileup in foggy weather early on Jan. 1.

The pileup involved 32 vehicles — two of them semitrucks — just an hour after ringing in the new year in Austin on State Highway 130 near Harold Green Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Emergency officials say paramedics evaluated 56 people at the scene, and nine people were taken to hospitals.

Officials say their injuries aren’t life-threatening. The Austin-American Statesman reported that despite the New Year’s holiday, intoxication did not appear to be a factor in the crashes and no one was cited for alcohol impairment.

All lanes of the highway reopened by 9 a.m. Tuesday after crews cleaned up the wreckage.

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