A dangerous start to the weekend on East Texas roads.
Wet conditions cause more than a dozen accidents. The accidents had traffic backed up for miles on Interstate 20 in smith county.
In all, DPS offficials say they responded to 16 accidents since 7 this morning.
Around 9:30, a 4 car accident killed a 6 year old child when she was ejected from an SUV.
In the same accident, DPS says 9 people were sent to the hospital.
About a mile east... An 18 wheeler tried to make a quick stop and ended up in the ditch blocking traffic.
And just a couple of miles down the road, several more cars slid into the median.
DPS responded to another fatal accident on FM 2908 this afternoon.