At least four Three people are reportedly dead and about 20 are injured after a massive pileup on I-75 in Detroit during “whiteout conditions.” Three Two children are apparently among the fatalities.

Update: As noted by the strikethroughs above, the number of fatalities has been revised downward since this post was published:

Dozens of vehicles were involved in the deadly accident.

The Red Cross is on the scene.

Twitchy will monitor this news and update as more details become available.

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A touching moment from the scene:


  • Netmilsmom

    Praying for all involved.

  • Tanille

    I-75 is the worst highway in this state. There are constantly accidents on it because everyone does 80mph and above on it, no matter what the road conditions are. When it snows again there will be even more accidents. I guarantee it.

  • Fran

    SLOW DOWN! It IS winter! Bumper to bumper driving is crazy!

  • Thomas

    highways are designed to transfer as many cars as possible in the
    shortest amount of time. Too many people are dying on these high
    capacity roads.

    • Sven79

      I agree, ban these high capacity roads immediately, for the children. Just think of the children, and ignore everything else, like facts and the Constitution.

  • peteee363

    i am always amazed at how stupid most drivers are during fog, or whiteout conditions. they will drive full speed into a patch of fog, and never consider if another vehicle coold be stopped in the fog. i drive slow, and if the conditions are terrible, i will exit, and wait it out. nothing is worth driving in a whiteout.

    • Netmilsmom

      I live near this. There wasn’t fog and it was just flurries. It was in the 60s here yesterday. I heard a woman who missed the accident state that it was just a few flakes then total white out. Being by water sometimes does that.

  • Poopiekins22

    Don’t blame the road. The problem was the whiteout that hit unexpectedly. Another problem was people panicking and hitting the brakes but the people behind not knowing they did it.

  • dmacleo

    from the pic above that wasn’t a whiteout really. people just forget how to drive. see it all the time here in maine, vehicles over the rails all the time on interstate.