Whiteout Conditions Lead to 131-Car Pileup in Wisconsin

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Whiteout conditions on a Wisconsin highway caused a massive 131-vehicle pileup Sunday. 

It was the largest pileup in the state’s history, with 911 operators receiving more than 700 calls from the town of Neenah between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. amid the wintry weather.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam video of a deputy responding to the deadly crash.  A firefighter can be seen climbing over a car in the apocalyptic scene.

The sheriff’s office also released video of the pileup, showing how quickly visibility conditions changed because of the snow.

Andrew Schefelker, 30, a middle and high school science teacher was killed in the crash. 

Seventy-one other victims were injured in the pileup. 


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