Highway crash shut down Texas highway 73 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Highway crash shut down Texas state highway 73

Featured Videos


Officials said more than 40 vehicles were involved in a crash on Texas state Highway 73 near the Veolia plant in Labelle, Texas south of Beaumont, Texas before 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, two cars were on fire and a tanker-truck was overturned.

Charles Sonnier, Chief of the Labelle-Fannett Fire Department said four people had to be rescued using the Jaws of Life.

10 people were taken to the hospital with injuries. Four of the victims were listed in critical condition.

Officials said a build-up of fog and smoke from the Marsh wildfires is what contributed to the accident.

All eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 73 are closed west of Taylor's Bayou.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Senior coat drive

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Senior coat drive

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:33 AM EST2017-12-13 10:33:15 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Care Center)(Source: Lake Charles Care Center)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • Winter coat drive for Calcasieu Parish senior citizens underway

    Winter coat drive for Calcasieu Parish senior citizens underway

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-12-13 10:30:09 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Care Center)(Source: Lake Charles Care Center)
    The Lake Charles Care Center is teaming up with Harbor Hospice for a one-day coat drive aimed at keeping every senior citizen in Calcasieu Parish warm this winter. Their goal is to collect as many coats as possible. Lake Charles Care Center Marketing Director Keely Davidson said the need is great because many of the seniors who arrive at the home sometimes arrive with just the clothes on their back and some of them do not have family or family nearby to depend on. Davidson is hopin...More >>
    The Lake Charles Care Center is teaming up with Harbor Hospice for a one-day coat drive aimed at keeping every senior citizen in Calcasieu Parish warm this winter. Their goal is to collect as many coats as possible. Lake Charles Care Center Marketing Director Keely Davidson said the need is great because many of the seniors who arrive at the home sometimes arrive with just the clothes on their back and some of them do not have family or family nearby to depend on. Davidson is hopin...More >>
  • Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-12-13 04:16:22 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Over a month ago KPLC  told you about audit issues happening in the town of Fenton.  Mayor Eddie Alfred's payroll records for last year showed he was overpaid over $12,000.  Tuesday night the village held their city council meeting where they reviewed last year's audit.  No comments were coming from Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred or auditor Coy Vincent.  Tuesday night Fenton city council met to review the town's audit from last year.  Back in late October...More >>
    Over a month ago KPLC  told you about audit issues happening in the town of Fenton.  Mayor Eddie Alfred's payroll records for last year showed he was overpaid over $12,000.  Tuesday night the village held their city council meeting where they reviewed last year's audit.  No comments were coming from Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred or auditor Coy Vincent.  Tuesday night Fenton city council met to review the town's audit from last year.  Back in late October...More >>
Powered by Frankly