- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Emergency responders say at least eight travelers have been hurt in a fiery multivehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Beaumont.

Beaumont police say traffic was being diverted early Monday following the overnight wreck involving at least one tractor-trailer rig.

Officials with Beaumont emergency medical services say eight people were transported to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Police Sgt. Rob Flores Jr. says the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. CST Sunday on eastbound I-10. Flores says the crash involved several vehicles, with some catching fire.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident.

Traffic in both directions had to be diverted to the I-10 service roads.

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