November 26, 1995 in Nation/World

100 Cars Pile Up In Interstate 5 Fog

Compiled From Wire Services

At least 100 cars piled up in the fog in a series of chain-reaction crashes on a major freeway Saturday, leaving one person dead and an undetermined number of people injured.

“There’s zero visibility due to the fog,” said a California Highway Patrol dispatcher, Scott Marotte.

The chain reaction began on Interstate 5 when cars stopped to help the occupants of a vehicle that had careened off the road and rolled, Marotte said.

In a separate crash, 30 to 50 cars smashed into each other on Interstate 805, but details were sketchy.

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