3 dead and dozens of others hurt in Indiana accident

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Three people are confirmed dead and dozens of others were injured in a multi vehicle accident on Interstate 94 this afternoon.

The accident happened around 2pm and has shut down the east bound lanes near mile marker 36 near U.S. 421 near Michigan City, Ind.

According to the Indiana State Police, preliminary investigation indicates approximately 15 tractor-trailers and approximately 15 passenger vehicles and pickup trucks were involved in this incident.

Michael Sherrod arrived on the scene shortly after the accident, “there were people that got out of there cars just a couple people, not a lot of them.  I just seen screaming and rambling.”

Police say  snow, cold and wind have caused white out conditions and are asking motorists to stay of the Interstate, specifically from Michigan City east to the Michigan state line.

Indiana Department of Transportation says cleanup in underway and they are looking to re-open the Eastbound lanes by midnight.

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