Several injured after more than 9 vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, crash on I-45

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Monday, January 9, 2023
Several hospitalized after more than 9 vehicles crash on I-45
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SkyEye video shows investigators scoping out the scene after crews speedily cleared the major pile-up that clogged the North Freeway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A major multivehicle crash along the North Freeway sent several people to the hospital Monday afternoon, according to officials.

At 1:20 p.m., Houston TranStar verified a crash involving at least three vehicles, and shortly after, at 1:37 p.m., another crash involving nine vehicles was verified at the same spot.

The chain-reaction crashes, at IH-45 North northbound at SH 249 Mount Houston Road, were cleared at 3:18 p.m., according to Houston TranStar.

The Houston Fire Department said an SUV flipped and a minivan, an 18-wheeler, and an RV were among the chain crash.

First responders told Eyewitness News that at least five people were transported to the hospital.

The severity of the injuries is unknown, but HFD said they were told someone suffering a broken nose.

SkyEye video shows investigators scoping out the scene after crews speedily cleared the roads.

It is unclear what caused the major wreck.

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