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At approximately 12:15p.m. Wednesday, June 15, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an 18-wheeler on fire in the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County near mile marker 871. An International truck tractor semi-trailer towing live chickens experienced a tire blowout that sparked a fire.  At the time of the crash, the vehicle was transporting approximately 6,000 chickens.

About 2,000 chickens died in the fire.

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A fatal accident in Orange County involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car shut down eastbound I-10 for hours as emergency personnel took life-saving measures and crews worked to clear spilled diesel fuel from the roadway May 9, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a series of news releases.

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A 71-year-old Houston woman died in multiple-vehicle accident that injured another woman and shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 March 29, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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An accident along the feeder road near the interstate apparently had traffic backed up on westbound Interstate 10 at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, possibly as a result of "rubbernecking."

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After being struck from behind while driving his truck during an early morning accident in Orange County, a 77-year-old Louisiana man attempting to direct traffic around the wreck was then struck by another vehicle.

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At approximately 5:25 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015, the Texas Department of Public Safety recei

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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A major wreck on Interstate 10 forced Beaumont police to close the eastbound lanes on the evening of Feb. 19, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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