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95 car pileup on Virginia Highway leaves 3 dead, 25 injured

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In Virginia, cars involved in I-77 accident. (Source: Virginia State Police) In Virginia, cars involved in I-77 accident. (Source: Virginia State Police)
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(WOIO) -

Virginia State Police are still in the process of investigating a series of chain-reaction crashes that occurred Sunday afternoon on March 31, 2013 in the southbound lanes of I-77 at the 6 mile marker in Carroll County, VA.

The first calls to 911 began coming in at approximately 1:15 p.m. Sunday. State police have determined there were a total of 17 separate traffic crashes involving 95 vehicles within a mile span of the 6 mile marker. At the "epicenter" of the crashes, was a 6-8 vehicle crash in which the vehicles caught fire.

There are three confirmed fatalities as a result of the crashes. Approximately 25 other individuals were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from serious to minor.

The main cause of the crashes were motorists traveling too fast for foggy conditions.

Carroll County public school buses were used to transport motorists - not injured in the crashes but their vehicles were too damaged to drive away - to nearby hotels and other locations for shelter overnight.

State Police are still in the process of identifying the victims.

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