Michigan couple among 3 dead in I-96 pileup

Fowlerville I-96 crash
Dozens of vehicles are smashed in a deadly pileup on I-96 near Fowlerville on Dec. 8, 2016. (WDIV)

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a husband and wife are among three people who died in a pileup on snow-slickened Interstate 96 in Michigan.

The Livingston County sheriff’s department says 69-year-old Homer Leon Tew and 62-year-old Theresa O’Connor Tew of Ann Arbor died after their vehicle was among 53 vehicles involved in Thursday’s pileup in the Fowlerville area.

The department says a 28-year-old driver believed to from Hollywood, Florida also died in the crash, but his family hadn’t been notified as of Friday morning.

Authorities say 11 other people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of the interstate about 55 miles west of Detroit were reopened Thursday night after being shut for about 12 hours. The pileup is under investigation.

Several crashes also were reported on Detroit-area freeways.