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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:15:52 PM

A massive crash along Interstate 10 in southern Texas killed two people and injured more than 80 people after as many as 140 vehicles collided in extremely dense fog on Thanksgiving morning, NBC News reported.
Two people from Pearland, near Houston, were killed in the crash, KPRC-TV in Houston reported. Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Stephanie Davis said those two had been in an SUV but declined to provide details. >more...
Visit By Frank Heinz | Friday, Nov 23, 2012 | Updated 10:27 AM CST for full article
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:22:03 AM

Lots of ignorant posts in this thread.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:30:05 PM

Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:37:42 AM by dr047

"Add a dash of fog along with the 80 mph speed limit in Texas - not good!"
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Typically complete ignorance posted above, speed limit in Beaumont on IH 10 is 65 mph.

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:04:44 PM by dh0770

"Ever drive in Houston....if so, you would understand."
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Another completely ignorant post, Beaumont is 90 miles or so East of Houston.

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And then there's just plain stupid......

Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:59:11 PM By DeserTBoB

"Mix a bunch of brainless Texans in cars with methed-out truckers driving 80 MPH, and this is always the result."

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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:27:25 PM

OH...NO
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:59:11 PM

Mix a bunch of brainless Texans in cars with methed-out truckers driving 80 MPH, and this is always the result.
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:04:44 PM

Ever drive in Houston....if so, you would understand.
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bston
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:19:41 PM

Scarey to think how I'd react in a situation like that!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:45:03 PM

Driving in fog is really dicey--much worse than icy roads or dust storms.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:03:14 PM

IT'S REALLY WAS A BAD DEAL FOR DRIVERS THAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:30:50 PM

I suspect speeding had a lot to do with it
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:58:10 AM

Old news and has nothing to do with GasBuddy issues.
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rknaak1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:28 AM

Always unfortunate to hear such tragic news occurring on a holiday.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:06:19 AM

Tragic accidents are always accidental - that's why they're called "accidents" - unless you can prove fault in their cause.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:00:00 AM

Tragic.

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dr047
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:37:42 AM


Add a dash of fog along with the 80 mph speed limit in Texas - not good!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:05:19 AM

It is called "Driving too fast for conditions".
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:33:32 AM

Bad.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:14:42 AM

That's why it helps to avoid driving in the fog, you never know what's in front of you.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:02:59 AM

Terrible accident sorry for the victims and their families.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:27:53 AM

This was just sad -- terrible driving conditions!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:22:00 AM

Accidents can shut down roads
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:20:24 AM

Hard news to take on Thanksgiving...... May they rest in peace.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:55:26 AM

Hard to comprehend.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:44:51 AM

Yikes!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:40:12 AM

Sad.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:14:36 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:08:04 AM

I'd like to know if any cars with anti collision technology avoided the crash.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:05:25 AM

Sad
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:04:19 AM

What a tragedy
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:55:22 AM

we have a couple of heavy fog interstate areas locally...Fancy Gap Mt. and Afton Mt. ....and they can quickly become treachorous for driving.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:49:26 AM

Police beat items and weather reports.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:33:14 AM

Gas prices?
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:29:19 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:58:32 AM

craziest stuff on wheels
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:44:16 AM

Scary...
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:26:09 AM

Tragic accident which caused so much injuries and not a great way to start off the Holiday Season.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:47:17 AM

How to ruin a holiday in one easy step...
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:01:54 AM

WOW
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:27:12 AM

I hate driving in heavy fog.....so scary....
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:09:55 AM

We can learn from this one
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:34:40 AM

They should have slowed down
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:31:15 AM

Wow. Hate driving in fog. Scary as hell.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:27:41 AM

For one going east from Houston, the sun shining on that fog bank made it impossible to see.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:18:10 AM

Rather drive in any conditions, other than fog!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:08:33 AM

so bad news
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:56:47 AM

Fog can be a menace.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:55:57 AM

Absolutely horrific. Ther terrible part - beyond the accident itself, is apparently, the fog can roll in fast and quite heavy with little or no warning.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:55:32 AM

The fog on Wednesday night near Gonzalez, Texas on US 183 just suddenly appeared for for 10 to 30 yards and then it was gone and it was clear as a bell. Ten, fifteen or twenty minutes later another fog bank of 10 to 30 yards would appear and then clear up. This kind of fog in and then fog out driving is nerve wracking.

One wonders if similar conditions were occurring near Beaumont Friday morning.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:53:56 AM

SCARY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:44:38 AM

Fog can sneak up on you in a hurry.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:41:16 AM

A terrible situation on any day, happening on a holiday makes it seem worse. My heart to all the people
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