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Massive Pileup on Detroit Highway Leaves Three Dead

Steve Allen/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- At least three people were killed Thursday morning in a chain reaction accident on a highway in southwest Detroit.

Two of the deceased were children, according to Michigan State Police Captain Monica Yesh, who couldn't confirm if the victims were all in the same vehicle.

The pileup on Interstate 75 involved dozens of cars and stretched for more than a mile.

Yesh said whiteout conditions were likely to blame.

"There was a huge snow squall that came through, probably only lasted 15 to 20 seconds, pretty much took everybody's sight away," she said.

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