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3 dead, 20-plus hurt in I-94 pileup in Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — More than 40 vehicles, half of them semitrailers, crashed amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that left three people dead and more than 20 others injured in northwestern Indiana, police said Thursday.

The pileup on Interstate 94 eastbound began Thursday afternoon near Michigan City, about 60 miles east of Chicago, according to Indiana State Police, and at least one person was trapped in a vehicle for hours.

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Traffic was backed up for hours in frigid snowy conditions. Photos of the scene showed semitrailers and mangled cars jammed together near an overpass. Some cars were sandwiched in the wreckage.

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