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27-vehicle pileup in Mobile area

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - State troopers say early morning fog and smoke from an apparent controlled burn contributed to a 27-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 that injured 13 people in Baldwin County.

At least 18 other motorists escaped without injury in the chain of collisions about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers said the collisions involved 18 vehicles in the westbound lanes and nine more on the eastbound side.

They said at least five vehicles were 18-wheelers.

The accident scene was about four miles east of the Alabama Highway 59 Loxley-Bay Minette exit.

Troopers said the interstate was closed for more than six hours and traffic was diverted by way of U.S. 90.

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