UPDATE: 2 dead, multiple injured in multi-vehicle crash on I35W in Burleson

Burleson FD and PD along with Alvarado FD, Medstar EMS, and multiple others responded to a serious crash involving multiple vehicles on southbound I35W near Bethesda Road just before 6:30PM this evening.

When emergency personnel arrived on scene, there were multiple vehicles involved with major damage. Several patients were located and triage began.

EMS declared two people deceased on the scene. They called for two (2) medical helicopters and multiple ground ambulances.

One of the helicopters was disregarded, but one continued. In total, one person was airlifted to JPS by CareFlite and five (5) patients were transported by ground ambulances.

Southbound lanes of I35W are still closed while police investigate the scene. Expect a fairly long closure.