16 accidents reported in one hour on stretch of Interstate 90 Christmas Eve

LEROY, Ohio - Speed appears to be the cause of a 28-car pileup that closed Interstate 90 for nearly six hours on Christmas Eve, troopers said.

Eight people were taken to the hospital, though no serious injuries were reported.

The chain reaction started with a crash between two commercial vehicles. At 10:20 a.m., motorists trying to avoid that wreck collided with each other and caused a chain reaction involving 28 vehicles.

In the hour that followed, 16 crashes were reported.

Leroy Fire Chief Frank Huffman told newsnet5.com that about 50 cars were involved and around 20 of them were too damaged to drive off the scene.

Our photographer spoke to a driver - Sean Mazloom - who said that he's a doctor. He helped with the initial response to the accident, he said, and saw patients with neurological symptoms, but no "unstable" patients.

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