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.