NTSB Will Investigate Deadly 130 Vehicle-Plus Crash in Texas

February 17, 2021

National Transportation Safety Board said it would investigate a massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas highway that killed six people and injured dozens more.

The NTSB said on Twitter that its safety investigation would focus on snow and ice treatment procedures used on the highway.

The crash on Feb. 11 on Interstate 35-W north of downtown Fort Worth left a tangle of 133 semitrailers, cars and trucks smashed and tangled with one another, with some vehicles tossed onto others and drivers trapped.

The crash happened about 6 a.m. on Feb. 11 as many hospital and emergency workers were heading to and from work, so some of those involved were health care workers, police officers and other emergency responders, officials said.

The NTSB said it’s coordinating with the North Tarrant Express and the Texas Department of Transportation on the investigation.

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  • February 24, 2021 at 12:23 pm
    Jim Woods says:
    I'm curious if a subcontractor was being used for maintenance? Also, if North Tarrant Express is an LLC, does that shield them from the liability? The lawsuits will be treme... read more
  • February 23, 2021 at 2:05 pm
    Kiki says:
    None of you obviously have lived in Texas. They don't normally de-ice or salt an area unless there has been at least one major incident on any stretch of freeway. They do not... read more
  • February 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm
    Stephanie says:
    I see a lot of "slow down" comments above. While slowing down would certainly help, the Express Lane is a barricaded, two lane, toll way on a freeway that has limited traffic,... read more

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