Cars piled up in multi-vehicle crash eastbound on I-10 in Sealy area

Take a look at the traffic backup after a crash on I-10 eastbound near Sealy on Sept. 20, 2021.
Take a look at the traffic backup after a crash on I-10 eastbound near Sealy on Sept. 20, 2021.

HOUSTON – A car came to rest on top of another car in a crash involving eight vehicles on I-10 eastbound in the Sealy area, according to a video from the Sealy Police Department Monday.

Traffic closed eastbound on I-10 at FM 1458 at mile marker 723 for hours, but traffic has now opened up and the scene is clear.

San Felipe police said the crash happened when a vehicle’s tire blew out in the middle of the road and the driver got out and did not move the vehicle. Oncoming vehilcles were trying to avoid the stopped car and an 18-wheeler did not the brakes in enough time to avoid the vehicles behind the stopped car. The impact caused the massive crash.

An 89-year-old man was in one of the vehicles that was rear ended by the 18-wheeler and he died at the scene, police said. Three other people had non-life threatening injuries. There were 14 people in all involved in the crash.

Cars piled up on the eastbound side of I-10 in the Sealy area on Sept. 20, 2021. (Sealy Police Department/Facebook)

Major accident 723 EB total shut down

Posted by San Felipe Police Department on Monday, September 20, 2021

Video shared on the police department’s Facebook page showed multiple vehicles smashed together. One vehicle -- a white SUV-type -- lay on top of another car. The vehicle underneath had flat tires a crashed hood and trunk.


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