Update: On 01/31/2023 at approximately 11:15 PM, the scene of the multiple-car pile-up on IH-10 eastbound near the mile marker 185 in Jeff Davis County was cleared and both eastbound lanes of IH-10 are open.

As much of West Texas remains under a winter storm warning, DPS continues to urge motorist to practice safe winter driving habits and to limit travel on West Texas roadways.

Update: As of 4:15 PM emergency crews were still on the scene of a multiple-car pile-up on IH-10 eastbound near mile marker 185 in Jeff Davis County. The eastbound right lane has been opened, and all debris has been pushed to the center median. Crews remain on scene working to clear the left lane. 

A total of four injured motorists were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. 

12:40 p.m. Update: At this time, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is continuing to divert eastbound IH-10 traffic at Van Horn.  The eastbound lanes of IH-10 will remain closed for an unknown period of time due to the multi-vehicle crash at the IH-10 / IH-20 split near mile marker 185.

The Texas Department of Public Safety will continue to update the public as further information regarding this roadway closure and crash becomes available.


VAN HORN, Texas (KTSM) — As many as 12 vehicles were involved in a traffic incident at the Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 split near mile marker 185 in Jeff Davis County.

A multiagency response was deployed to respond to the vehicle pileup and according to the Department of Public safety, multiple injuries were reported. The incident happened around 7:11 a.m.

IH-10 eastbound is closed at this time.

This is an active crash scene and motorist are urged to avoid the area. Travel in West Texas is discouraged at this time due to icy roadways.

This is a developing story and will be updated as mor information becomes available.