Quarter Of Drivers In January Pileup Fined
About a quarter of the motorists involved in a 193-vehicle pileup during a winter storm on I-94 were fined.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reported Thursday that 48 drivers collectively paid more than $5,600 for driving too fast for road conditions or impeding traffic in the January 9 pileup near Galesburg.
Details of the fines were obtained by the newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act from Kalamazoo County District Court records and the Michigan State Police.
A 57-year-old trucker was killed and 18 other people were injured. The wrecks closed a stretch of the roadway for two days.
The pileup also caused hazardous materials to leak from ruptured containers and tanks, seep into the ground, and flow into drains.