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30 to 40 vehicles crash on stretch of foggy Texas interstate

December 19, 2018
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In this photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, vehicles are piled up Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 after a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate Highway 37 in Atascosa County. (Texas Department of Public Safety, via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say 30 to 40 vehicles were involved in a string of wrecks in heavy fog along an approximately 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 37 in rural South Texas.

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Jason Reyes said no one was killed in the accidents Wednesday morning in Atascosa (a-tuhs-KOH’-suh) County near the community of Campbellton, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Antonio. He says two people were taken to hospitals with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Authorities received an initial crash report about 7:15 a.m. Reyes says, “As our units were responding multiple calls came in regarding additional crashes.”

Reyes says it wasn’t one simultaneous crash but several, including one in which some vehicles caught fire.

Northbound and southbound lanes were closed after the wrecks, but all lanes reopened by afternoon.

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