Crews Work to Clear I-94 Following PileupPosted: Updated:
A section of I-94 near Michigan City remains closed following a massive crash involving more than 40 vehicles. Indiana State Police say at least three people died and more than 20 were injured. Our partners at Fox 28 in South Bend report the area was experiencing "extreme whiteout conditions" at the time of the accident. The investigation is expected to take at least a couple weeks.
Authorities say I-94 could re-open Friday.
Fox 28 reports the LaPorte County coroner says a Grand Rapids, Michigan area couple in their 60s and a 66-year old Chicago man were killed.
More details are expected at a Friday morning news conference.
Source: Fox 28
January 24, 2013
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Indiana State Police will be conducting a press conference Friday morning, January 24th at 8:00 Central Standard Time.
NOTE: This press conference is only for the media. The general public will not be allowed to attend.
Where: Emergency Operation Center, Michigan City, IN
Why: The identity of the deceased will be released and the media will
be briefed on the investigation
January 23, 2014
LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana State Police is currently investigating numerous crashes that occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-94 at the 37 mile-marker, which is approximately three miles east of the Michigan City exit. Troopers confirm three fatalities and 20 injured. One individual with life-threatening injuries was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter. Troopers are now indicating more than 40 vehicles were involved.
The crashes occurred on I-94 EB between the 35.5 - 36.5 mile-markers.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Source: Indiana State Police