Official update from I35W wreck: 135 vehicles, six fatalities, 65 hurt
Officials from the Fort Worth Fire Department, Fort Worth Police Department, and MedStar EMS have released additional details regarding the multi-vehicle accident today on Interstate 35W.
As originally reported, multiple 9-1-1 calls came into dispatch around 6:00am regarding a significant crash on the southbound side of I35W express near Northside Drive.
When emergency responders arrived, the crash was still occurring.
All in all, 135 vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Fort Worth PD. Six people have been found deceased in the wreckage, including a 45-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from the area.
MedStar EMS ambulances and the agency’s AMBUS (Ambulance Bus Unit) transported a total of 36 people to local hospitals. 29 people sought medical care after the crash, bringing the total to 65 people injured.
As of 9:30pm, crews remain on the scene clearing up debris and wreckage.
More winter weather is expected to impact North Texas in the coming week. Please, if you must travel, use extreme caution, especially on elevated roadways and overpasses where ice can form.