Up to 60 cars involved in pile-up crash on Maine interstate – NBC News

About 30 vehicles were involved in a pile-up Tuesday morning on an Interstate in Maine, police said.

There are multiple injuries with one person transported via helicopter to a Bangor hospital in serious condition, state police said.

The crash happened at around 7:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate-95 in Carmel, about 90 miles northeast of Lewiston. Police said in a Facebook post that initial reports indicate blinding sun may have caused the first crash and then “several other vehicles collided in a chain reaction.”

Authorities initially said the crash involved between 50 to 60 vehicles.

The pile-up left several hundred motorists stuck on the interstate behind the crash site. Police said they are working to open a crossover to get traffic moving. Interstate-95 will remain closed for much of the day.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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