Truck carrying fireworks explodes at massive pile-up on Michigan interstate

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KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. --Police say almost 200 vehicles were involved in fatal pileup along a snowy Michigan interstate that caused fires on trucks carrying fireworks and acid.

All hazardous materials burned off from the Friday morning accident, but police advise residents to stay indoors if they lived within a mile of the accident on Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan.

Authorities are blaming snow, wind and poor visibility.

Michigan State Police Lt. Rick Pazder says the accident killed one person _ a trucker from Ottawa, Canada _ and injured an unknown number of people. He says investigators believe around 200 vehicles, including 117 cars and 76 semi trucks,  were involved, mostly in westbound lanes.

The crashes were reported between mile markers 88 and 92 in eastern Kalamazoo County, near Galesburg.

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