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5 dead in 'mass casualty incident' on icy Texas freeway

A pileup involving 100 vehicles has killed at least five people, injured dozens more and brought traffic on a slippery Texas interstate to a halt, officials said Thursday. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said authorities were going to each vehicle to assess medical needs after the "mass casualty incident" involving tractor-trailers and other vehicles on Interstate 35. The freeway will be closed all day "to remove vehicles one by one," he said. Thirty-six people have been taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries, according to the spokesman. Authorities had to use the Jaws of Life to pry…