Two people were killed and more than 80 injured in a huge highway pile-up in Texas involving at least 140 vehicles.

The tragedy on Thanksgiving day morning happened in thick fog on Interstate 10 near the city of Beaumont, and left vehicles piled up on top of each other, according to press reports.

A Jefferson County sheriff deputy, Rod Carroll, told The Associated Press that because of the dense fog, officers didn't know that they were dealing with multiple casualties and accidents.

"It is catastrophic, I've got cars on top of cars," he said.

Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Stephanie Davis told KFDM-TV that two people in an SUV died after the crash, adding that uninjured drivers helped sort through the wreckages to help casualties.

"It's just people helping people," Carroll said. "The foremost thing in this holiday season is how other travelers were helping us when we were overwhelmed, sitting and holding, putting pressure on people that were injured."

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    Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

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    Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT,

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    An family walks from the massive pile-up accident on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit

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    Traffic backs up on the east bound lane of Interstate 10 on Thanksgiving day Nov. 22, 2012 after a multi-vehicle accident in Southeast,Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

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    Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)MANDATORY CREDIT

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

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    Emergency workers carry a victim across the Interstate 10 median after a massive auto accidentin Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

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    Cars and Trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) Mandatory Credit

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    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/The Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco) MANDATORY CREDIT,

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • In this image provided by Click2houston.com cars and trucks are piled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup. (AP Photo/Click2houston.com) MANDATORY CREDIT