2 Killed in 30-Car Pileup on Icy Interstate

Others are hurt following the Michigan accident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 8, 2016 11:50 AM CST
At least two people are dead after a massive car accident Thursday on an icy interstate in Michigan.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing, the AP reports. Michigan State Police are blaming slippery conditions for the Thursday morning crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. The pileup forced the closure of the highway in both directions. Several crashes also have been reported on Detroit-area freeways.

Forecasters say cold air that's moved into the region is boosting conditions for lake-effect snow Thursday. Mid-Michigan is expected to get a few inches and southeastern Michigan, including the Detroit area, could get an inch or less depending on the location. (Read more car crash stories.)

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