Friday, January 9, 2015

Incredible 150 Car Pile Up Including Truck Carrying Fireworks

Police say roughly 150 vehicles were involved in a fatal pileup along  snowy Michigan I94 near Kalamazoo that caused fires on trucks carrying fireworks and acid.

Michigan State Police Lt. Rick Pazder says the Friday morning accident killed one person — a trucker from Ottawa — and injured an unknown number of people. He says investigators believe around 150 vehicles were involved, mostly in westbound lanes.

Investigators say all hazardous materials from the crash have burned off. By Friday afternoon, authorities had lifted advisories for nearby residents to stay inside.

Emergency personnel watch as fireworks ignite at the scene of a fiery crash that closed both sides of Interstate 94,
 Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, between mile markers 88 and 92 in eastern Kalamazoo County, near Galesburg, Mich.
AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group, Mark Bugnaski

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