MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- Snowy conditions and drivers' speed led to a 40-vehicle pileup on southbound U.S. 31 north of Muskegon. The pileup began around 9 a.m. between White Lake Drive and Russell Road and included two police vehicles.
Heavy snow was falling at the time of the pileup, "We could not see and we were not even going that fast," said Jennifer Metts, of Walkerville.
Authorities say the pile up began when drivers did not slow down as they approached what was a minor two-car crash. That initial small crash quickly blossomed.
Police were already on scene when cars started colliding. A Muskegon County Sheriff deputy went to the hospital with a bump on his head after a car slammed into the back of his cruiser. "He was inside his vehicle when it was struck," said Muskegon County Undersheriff Dan Stout.