Police say eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 in northwestern Indiana have reopened the day after a deadly pileup that involved more than 40 vehicles.
State Trooper Dave Andrews says the highway reopened to traffic Friday morning, nearly 20 hours after the chain-reaction crash started.
Officials say heavy lake-effect snow was falling near Michigan City when the crash happened Thursday afternoon on the busy highway between Chicago and Detroit. Motorists were driving at highway speed when they suddenly hit whiteout conditions.
Authorities say those killed are 67-year-old Thomas Wolma and 65-year-old Marilyn Wolma of Grand Rapids, along with 65-year-old Jerry Dalrymple of Chicago. Twenty more people were hurt.
Crane and wreckers were brought in to remove the wreckage that included several semitrailers.
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