Deadly Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Stretch Of Texas Interstate

PECOS (December 8, 2013) A multiple-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in West Texas closed a portion of the highway and claimed at least one life, Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Elena Viramontes said.

The pileup Saturday involved 20 vehicles, she said.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the pileup was a result of icy weather conditions on I-10 westbound at mile marker 192.

The accident occurred about 160 miles east of El Paso and four miles east of the Interstate 20 interchange.

Traffic was diverted onto Highway 285 in Pecos, and some of it into New Mexico.

West Texas and parts of southeastern New Mexico were dealing with dangerously icy roads and freezing temperatures this weekend thanks to a cold front.