3 killed in 40-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

Several crashes reported near Detroit

Authorities say three people have died and 11 others are hurt following a pileup on a snow-slickened Interstate 96 near Lansing, Michigan.

Lt. Eric Sanborn of the Livingston County Sheriff Department confirmed the three deaths Thursday in the pileup involving about 40 vehicles. He says 11 other people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sanborn says westbound lanes of the interstate about 55 miles west of Detroit remained closed about 5{ hours after the pileup began Thursday morning.
Several crashes also were 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.

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