Multiple injuries have been reported following a massive 81-vehicle pileup on Interstate 71 in central Ohio.
According to FOX News, the accident occurred on Tuesday about 40 miles northeast of Columbus.
Officials say a snow squall in the area undoubtedly contributed to the severity of the incident, causing white-out conditions for drivers. A man at the scene described visibility under 20 feet.
The highway was closed for several hours, and police had to drive against traffic in order to reach the scene.
In 2016, there was an increase of fatalities in nearly every segment of the population.
Crashes involving large trucks in 2016 resulted in 4,317 fatalities, 83.3 percent of which were occupants of other vehicles or nonoccupants.
Several segments of human choice-related fatal crashes also saw an increase in 2016.
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