NATION : 3 Die, Dozens Hurt in Fog Crash

From Times Wire Services

A fiery, chain-reaction collision of 45 vehicles on a fog-shrouded, interstate bridge killed at least three people and hospitalized two dozen others early today, police said.

"The catalyst was a three-car accident. How that happened I don't know," said Deputy Chief of Traffic Robert Kreuser. "From there it was a chain-reaction. It just piled up."

The crash killed at least three people, said police Capt. Larry Gille, who was coordinating rescue efforts in the northbound lanes of the Tower Drive Bridge on Interstate 43, which spans the Fox River.

At least 24 people were treated at the city's two hospital emergency rooms and three were admitted, officials said.

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