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Witness describes fatal pileup on I-94 in Indiana

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Witness describes fatal pileup on I-94 in Indiana

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

Heavy snow and near white-out conditions are being blamed for a horrific pileup in I-94 near Michigan City, Ind., Thursday afternoon involving nearly four dozen vehicles, many of them semi trucks.

Three people were killed, two at the scene and one at a hospital, and more than 20 motorists were injured. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan called the fatal scene — with mangled trucks and cars — “very grim,” reports CBS Chicago.
 
Thousands more were stuck in their vehicles behind the pileup for hours.
 
A witness told WGN Chicago that visibility before the accident was less than one and a half car lengths
 
The Eastbound side of the interstate is expected to remain closed on Friday.