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Glance: Some deadly US highway pileups since 1985
Glance: Some of the deadliest US highway pileups since 1985
By The Associated Press

A look at some of the deadliest U.S. highway pileups since 1985:

'Nov. 29, 1991: Seventeen killed in a blinding dust storm the day after Thanksgiving in a series of crashes involving 93 cars and 11 big rig trucks on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, Calif.

'Dec. 11, 1990: Twelve dead in 83-vehicle pileup on fogbound stretch of Interstate 75, about 40 miles northeast of Chattanooga, Tenn.

'Jan. 29, 2011: At least 10 dead and 18 others hospitalized after pre-dawn pileup on Interstate 75 in Gainesville, Fla.

' Jan. 23, 2000: Ten killed in pileup involving 19 cars and five trucks on an icy stretch of Interstate 29 north of Kansas City, Mo.

'July 28, 1993: Nine killed in fiery, seven-vehicle pileup on stretch of highway under construction south of Bakersfield, Calif. Chain-reaction crash involved two tractor-trailers, one carrying load of diapers that burned for hours.

' July 3, 1997: Eight dead in accident on Interstate 95 involving tractor-trailer, minivan and sedan near Emporia, Va.

' Jan. 27, 1986: Eight dead and 18 injured in fiery pileup of 27 cars and trucks on Interstate 55 in Marion, Ark., just across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn.

' Oct. 7, 1985: Eight dead and more than 40 injured in chain-reaction smashup of 33 vehicles on Interstate 5 near Sacramento, Calif., in poor visibility caused by a brush fire.


Associated Press News Researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed the research for this report.

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