Friday, February 1, 2013

Detroit interstate : At least four dead and 20 injured in multi-car pileup

At least four people are dead and 20 injured after snow squalls, high winds and slippery roads led to a chain-reaction of crashes on a mile-long stretch of an interstate in Detroit on Thursday.

Three children are among the fatalities after poor visibility conditions on Interstate 75 on the southwest side of the city preceded the mass of crashes this morning, said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw.

The children are believed to have been traveling in the same vehicle together while the adult fatality is said to have been further ahead, according to Shaw.