17 Car Pileup on I-80/94 Yesterday
On Sunday morning, whiteout conditions in Northwest Indiana contributed to numerous crashes, including a 17 car pileup at the 7.2 mile marker and a 13 car pileup at the 6.2 mile marker of east bound I-80/94. Troopers Brian White and Lionel Douglas responded to each scene. Minor injuries were reported, none serious. The road closure at the 7.2 mile marker involved 4 separate crashes that included 17 vehicles. This resulted in the roadway being closed for an extended period of time. Several of the vehicles were relocated to a truck stop on Burr Street where the crash reports were taken in order to get the roadway open sooner. The crash at the 6.2 mile marker involved 13 cars that were involved in 7 individual crashes. Many of the crashes that Troopers responded to could have been avoided had drivers reduced their following distances as well as their speeds. Troopers covered 26 crashes and 6 slide offs that didn’t require a crash report.
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