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Christopher Anthony Sosa, 23, charged with DUI after 15 vehicles crash in heavy fog on I-30 in Dallas, Texas
Modified Date:Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:47pm
Accident Date:Thursday, January 9, 2014
Investigators say three people were slightly hurt when more than a dozen vehicles wrecked on an Interstate 30 bridge over a Dallas-area lake during fog.
Two separate, major crashes east of Dallas County have caused emergency crews to shut down Interstate 30 near Lake Ray Hubbard and near Farm-to-Market Road 548.
A chain-reaction crash over a North Texas lake involving as many as 15 vehicles is expected to keep Interstate 30 over Lake Ray Hubbard closed well into Friday afternoon.
A chain-reaction crash over a North Texas lake involving as many as 15 vehicles is expected to keep Interstate 30 over Lake Ray Hubbard closed well into Friday afternoon. Texas Department of Transportation officials said multiple vehicles were involved in the crash on the I-30 bridge over the lake, prompting the closure of both directions of the highway at Dalrock Road. Police reports indicate 23-year-old Christopher Anthony Sosa was charged with intoxication assault for his involvement in the crash. Police said trucks and other vehicles blinded by fog likely collided with a vehicle that hit the concrete median and eventually caused the pileup. There are six semi trucks with front-end damage at the scene. a spokesman, with TxDOT, said those trucks will require specialized wreckers to remove them from roadways. Some of those trucks carrying heavy loads may need to be unloaded before emergency crews can remove them. Dallas Fire-Rescue's said the damage to vehicles was severe enough to require a Hazmat response to clean up vehicle fluids, including oil and fuel, from the roadway. Evans said three patients were transported to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. More injuries could be reported. TxDOT officials said around 500 feet of concrete barrier in the median of the lanes was damaged in the crash and will need to be repaired. Dallas police said that while several lanes in each direction will reopen Friday afternoon, the lanes in each direction closest to the concrete median could remain shut down for several days due to repairs. A time line for repairs has not been confirmed, though the center lanes may be closed for several days while the barrier walls are replaced. While officials have not revealed the cause of the crash, dense fog in the area is believed to have played a role. Drivers across North Texas should use caution Friday, as The National Weather Service has extended a dense fog advisory for the Dallas area through 9 a.m. Friday.
Christopher Anthony Sosa
County:Dallas County, TX
Area:Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX