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Mile-long pile-up in Detroit kills three

A car is jammed between two trucks after a mile-long pile-up on Interstate 75 in Detroit on Jan. 31.
A car is jammed between two trucks after a mile-long pile-up on Interstate 75 in Detroit on Jan. 31.Paul Sancya / AP

By Kari Huus and Nadine Comerford, NBC News

A massive chain-reaction crash on an interstate highway in Detroit on Thursday killed three people, including two children, and left at least 40 injured, local authorities said. That was the first of three major pileups reported on icy Michigan roads Thursday amid blinding snow squalls.  Read the full story

Vehicles are at a standstill after a multi-vehicle accident in Detroit on Jan. 31.
Vehicles are at a standstill after a multi-vehicle accident in Detroit on Jan. 31.Paul Sancya / AP

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