Weather a factor in Michigan pileup, fatal crash

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:28 AM

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Wintry weather caused a pileup involving more than 20 vehicles in the Flint area and was a factor in a crash in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that killed three children.

Flint police Sgt. Jason Mitchell says black ice was to blame for the multi-car pileup that happened about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday on an interstate ramp. Freezing rain had left area roads coated with ice.

The Flint Journal reports that police didn't have details on possible injuries but said there were no deaths reported.

In the Upper Peninsula, the EagleHerald reports a 40-year-old mother was driving Monday night when she lost control of her van and veered into a semitrailer's path. Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks says three children, ages 14, 12 and 11, were killed and the mother was critically injured.