Morning Accidents On I-20 Claim 1 Life

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.

At least one person was killed in that wreck.