Truck carrying fireworks explodes in 150-vehicle pileup

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GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) — Police say roughly 150 vehicles were involved in fatal pileup along a snowy Michigan interstate that caused fires on trucks carrying fireworks and acid.

Michigan State Police Lt. Rick Pazder says the Friday morning accident killed one person — a trucker from Ottawa, Canada — and injured an unknown number of people. He says investigators believe around 150 vehicles were involved, mostly in westbound lanes.

Investigators say all hazardous materials from the crash have burned off. By Friday afternoon, authorities had lifted advisories for nearby residents to stay inside.

Authorities are blaming snow, wind and poor visibility for the accidents.

The crashes were reported between mile markers 88 and 92 in eastern Kalamazoo County, near Galesburg.