1 dead, 71 injured in massive 131-vehicle crash in Wisconsin

At least one person is dead and 71 people hurt after 131 vehicles were involved in a large freeway crash in Wisconsin over the weekend, authorities said.

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According to WDJT, a winter "whiteout" caused the pileup, which occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 41 in Neenah, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said.

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"We ran into blowing snow, and then, next thing we know, there were cars piled up, and we smashed right into it," a woman who gave only one name, Phoenix, told WBAY.

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After the incident, 71 people were taken to area hospitals. By Sunday night, all but five had been released.

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