Police say at least three people have been killed and about others 20 injured in a massive freeway crash in Detroit involving at least two dozen vehicles in icy, snowy conditions.

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw says the deaths and injuries happened in a chain-reaction crash Thursday morning on a mile-long stretch of Interstate 75 on the southwest side of the city. Shaw says the injured, including children, have been taken to hospitals.

Numerous fire engines and ambulances are at the scene. Witnesses describe white-out conditions and slippery roads.

Shaw says many people had to be pulled out of vehicles.

IMAGES: Whiteout to blame for massive I-75 crash

Published On: Jan 31 2013 11:56:13 AM CST

A whiteout is being blamed for a massive accident on I-75 in Detroit that's blamed for at least three deaths and 20 injuries.

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Michigan State Police said two people are dead, 20 people are hurt and dozens of cars crushed in a massive crash that has closed a portion of I-75 in Detroit.