A massive car crash on Interstate 94 in Van Buren County, Michigan, involved 32 vehicles, according to local reports.
The crash took place at 9:15 a.m. local time on Thursday, Dec. 7, WOOD-TV reported.
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Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hintz told the station that a car slid off the road and other vehicles were going too fast and started crashing into one another.
Several people needed to be freed from the wreckage, he said.
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The roadway reopened at around 11 a.m. after it was closed for more than an hour.
There were 21 crashes reported in the area between 6 a.m. and noon this Thursday, likely due to the weather conditions, reported Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke.
“We had a 20-car accident at M-40 westbound at 8:50 a.m.,” said First Lt. Chuck Christensen of the Michigan State Police, MLive reported. “After that, on the on-ramp westbound at the 60 mile marker, 10 more vehicles crashed. And then after that, we had eight other separate crashes — all of those were westbound.”