3 Killed, Major Accident on Southbound I-75 at Springwells in Southwest Detroit

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw explains “maybe 30 vehicles involved.” Blinding snow squalls, high winds and a slick highway led to a mile-long series of crashes in Detroit that left at least three people dead, including two children, and 20 more injured.

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VIDEO Still Image from I-75 during rescue operations for a major interstate crash.

At least 20 ambulances responded to a major crash on southbound I-75 at Springwells in southwest Detroit. More than six semi-trailer trucks are involved in a crash that pushed vehicles up on a center median. Paramedics have been jumping over the median from the oncoming lanes to the crash site lanes. The crash scene involved is reported to be stretched to a length of about one mile.

Early reports indicate that four people were killed and at least eight people were injured. Tonight reports indicate one adult and two children were killed, and at least 20 were injured when about 30 vehicles were involved in a crash.

Witness reports are indicating that snowfall caused white out conditions when the crash occurred. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in Detroit for snow squalls blowing in from Lake Michigan with local snowfall up to two inches and winds 23 to 28 mph and gusts to 39 mph.

HazMat operations are now underway to inspect for fuel, gas, or any possible hazardous materials that may have been transported. No hazardous material leaks have been detected as of 10:30 a.m.

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FOX 2 NEWS Still Shots from Video I-75 Crash Jan. 31 2013

White Out in Detroit area from FOX 2 DETROITjust before the crash …

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LIVE COVERAGE from Fox 2 Detroit …


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