Nearly 100 cars and trucks collided in a massive, chain-reaction crash on icy Interstate 94 highway, west of Battle Creek Michigan on Friday morning.
According to ABC7, one person was killed in the accident, a 57-year-old truck driver from Canada, and almost two dozen more were injured, including two firefighters who were working at the scene, and were taken to area hospitals. People who were not injured were taken to warming centers.
State Police have said that at one point during the accident, a truck carrying fireworks crashed and exploded, which resulted in other cars bursting into flames. Another truck carrying formic acid also crashed, causing damage to the roadway.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formic acid is a colorless liquid with a pungent, penetrating odor that can cause eye, skin and throat irritation as well as nausea. It is most often used for livestock feed preservation. The chemical occurs naturally in ant and bee venom.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway were closed for at least 14 hours.