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Fort Worth honors victims of 2021 pileup with park benches, official proclamation

People sit on benches at the memorial.
Cristian ArguetaSoto
Fort Worth Report
Cindy Gerred, seated left, sits on a commemorative bench with her granddaughter Emri Contreras on Feb. 11, 2022. Tiffany Gerred, Cindy's daughter and Emri's mother, died in a massive car pileup on Interstate 35 in February 2021.

Just beyond the bare trees and somber crowd gathered in Riverside Park on Feb. 11, drivers hurtled down Interstate 35. The weather – windy and mild, without a cloud in sight – couldn’t have been more different than Feb. 11, 2021, when roads were impassable due to an enormous car pileup that cost six people their lives.

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Haley Samsel is the environmental reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Her position is supported by a grant from the Marilyn Brachman Hoffman FoundationContact her by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.