Whiteout conditions likely cause of deadly pileup in Michigan
3 killed in 40-car pileup near Fowlerville, Mich.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan State Police provided an update to Thursday morning’s crash on I-96 near Fowlerville saying the cause was most likely weather related.
The westbound lanes of the interstate are shut down between M-52 and M-59. The eastbound lanes have reopened.
Authorities said there were whiteout conditions and it is unclear which vehicle initially started the chain reaction.
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The pileup involved up to 40 vehicles and three people were killed. There were 11 people taken to area hospitals with nonlife-threatening injuries.
It is unclear when either direction of the interstate will be reopened to traffic.
MSP said it appears alcohol was not a factor in the crash. An accident investigation is underway.
SKY4 was overhead as crews worked through the wreckage:
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