8 vehicles involved in Cameron County weekend crash

(Source: Diana Banos)

We have an update regarding a crash that occurred in Cameron County on Sunday.

According to the Coombes Police Department, authorities were called out to a fire on northbound Expressway 77, about one mile north of FM 508.

Police said as they arrived on the scene, they learned of a multi-vehicle crash that just occurred.

According to the report, heavy smoke causing low visibility on the roadway caused a two-car crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Police said that collision then caused a chain reaction crash involving six other vehicles as the heavy smoke made it difficult for drivers to see the 18-wheeler had stopped.

In all, 7 seven passenger vehicles and one 18-wheeler were involved in the crash. We’re told one passenger vehicle was burned due to the fire that was spreading in the median.

We’re told six adults and two children were taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center. Police said that of those eight injured, five adults and one child were treated and released. However, one adult male remains in unknown condition and one infant is in critical condition.

Coombes police along with the Texas Department of Public Safety are continuing to investigate the crash.

At this time, no charges have been files against anyone involved as it appears the cause of the crash was due to heavy smoke from the grass fire.

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