Snowstorm Causes 100-Car Pile-Up In North Dakota


A severe winter storm across a large swathe of the country contributed to a massive hundred-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 94 near Fargo, North Dakota, on Thursday.

The pile-up reportedly began when a pickup truck ran into a jack-knifed semi-truck and a second semi-truck subsequently jack-knifed while trying to avoid the accident.

White-out conditions helped to exacerbate the incident, as drivers were unable to see the accident in front of them.

Capt. Eldon Meher, with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, told the Grand Forks Herald that the accident was a domino effect, with at least 25 vehicles crashing into each other.

The North Dakota State Highway Patrol resorted to rescuing stranded drivers by foot and snowmobile due to the poor visibility and road conditions.