Thanksgiving Day pile-up accident on Interstate 10

Two Pearland residents were killed and tens of others injured in a massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving Day. The wreck happened on I-10 East near Winnie around 8:00 a.m. shutting down the highway in both directions. The westbound lanes were reopened within a few hours but the eastbound lanes remained closed most of Thanksgiving Day. Between 140 and 150 vehicles were involved, including numerous 18-wheelers. There were 80-90 people injured in the pileup: those people were transported to area hospitals. The apparent cause of the wreck was fog on the roadway combined with sunlight impairing visibility and setting off rear-end accidents.
The Pearland couple killed in the accident, Vincent Leggio and his wife Debbie Leggio, were part of an extremely close family and their loss is being powerfully felt. Mr. Leggio and his son, Vincent, Jr. worked together at Vinco Electric in Pearland, an electrician business they operated together. The Leggio’s white-colored Chevrolet Suburban was impacted by a tractor trailer, crushing the SUV.

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

Photo credit: Scott Lawrence KFDM

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