Three killed, more than 20 injured in Indiana interstate pileup

A massive highway pileup being blamed on whiteout conditions has left at least two people dead and an unknown number injured in northwestern Indiana.

MGN Online

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - Police say a massive highway pileup in northwestern Indiana has killed three people and injured more than 20 people.

Indiana State Police say the pileup on Interstate 94 Thursday afternoon involved about 15 semitrailers and about 15 passenger vehicles and pickup trucks.

They say one injured person remained trapped in a vehicle Thursday evening, hours after the pileup began.

The accident happened near Michigan City, which is about a 60-mile drive from Chicago.

Police say Michigan City has provided two buses that are being used to warm people and transport the injured to hospitals.

Photos of the scene show at least a dozen semitrailers jammed together the width of the highway near an overpass. Some passenger cars were sandwiched in the wreckage.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 241740211 - wkyt.com/a?a=241740211
Gray Television, Inc.