Whiteout Conditions Lead to 131-Car Pileup in Wisconsin

Playing Firefighter Climbs Over Car to Help Victims in Wisconsin Car Pileup

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. 

RELATED STORIES

Teen Says He Made $35,000 Plowing Snow

The Worst Snowstorms to Ever Hit New York City: View the Photos

Polar Vortex Freezes Chicago and Lake Michigan: See the Photos