Several people taken to hospitals after 11 vehicle crash on I-20 in Weatherford

The Weatherford Police Department is investigating a crash involving 11 vehicles that occurred on rain soaked Interstate 20 Saturday night.

At around 9:00pm, multiple emergency responders from the Weatherford Fire Department, Police Department, Lifecare EMS, and DPS troopers all responded to a crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near South Bowie Drive. Several vehicles were involved in the crash, including an overturned pickup truck.

Preliminary information from Weatherford PD indicates the driver of the pickup truck caused the initial crash. He has been identified as a 22-year-old male from Stephenville, who was later arrested for Intoxication Assault causing Serious Bodily Injury. A passenger in his pickup, also a 22-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle, according to police. He was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with serious injuries.

A total of 11 vehicles were involved in the sequence of crashes.

7 victims of the accident were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

All lanes of westbound Interstate 20 were closed for hours while police cleared up and investigated the scene.