My prayers go out to the people that lost their lives in this horrific accident. I, too, have never been involved in one. Prayers will also go out to all involved. Be safe, everyone!♥
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(CNN) — Three people were killed Thursday in a 30-vehicle pileup on Interstate 94 in northern Indiana during whiteout conditions, according to state police.
More than 20 people were sent to area hospitals, including one person with life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Ann Wojas of Indiana State Police.
LaPorte County was experiencing heavy snow and extreme cold and winds.
Police said half of the vehicles were tractor-trailers.
Police Lt. Pete Wood said it could take 12 to 24 hours until things get back to normal on I-94. Motorists were urged to find alternative routes.
By Susanna Capelouto
CNN’s Carma Hassan contributed to this report.