Hit and Run Suspected in Deadly Pile-Up

Local police suspect a hit and run is behind a deadly 40-vehicle pile up they're investigating on I-40. APD tells us a driver involved in this accident may have fled the scene. But they have not revealed details about any vehicle they may be searching for.

You may remember the nearly 80-car pile up that happened not far from the same stretch of I-40 in December. TxDOT spokesman Paul Braun tells us there's nothing wrong with the section of I-40. He says it meets all safety codes, but he does point out both crash sites are bad areas for blowing snow.

The roadway is surrounded by open fields, so there's nothing to stop the wind from carrying snow across the interstate. Police say that snow and nearly white out conditions were definitely major factors in this accident.