A snowy gust, then a crash of metal

In seconds, vehicles mangled;‘devastating,’ says a rescuer

Posted: January 25, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.

In this photo provided by the Indiana State Police, emergency crews work at the scene of a massive pileup involving more than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, along Interstate 94, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014, near Michigan City, Ind. At least three were killed and more than 20 people were injured. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Cars were mangled, and some were burned despite the blowing snow. Other vehicles were crushed between jackknifed semitrailers, so entwined that it was difficult to tell them apart.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 3 on 01/25/2014