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Ohio highway pileup with 10 trucks kills 1 person

CECIL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say one person was killed and 10 more were hurt in a pileup involving 10 tractor-trailers on a foggy highway near the Indiana-Ohio state line.

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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of an accident on U.S. 24 near Paulding County Road 87 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 near the Indiana-Ohio state line. A dispatcher at the State Highway Patrol says an unknown number of cars also were involved in the pileup. The highway that links Toledo with Fort Wayne, Ind., has been shut down in both directions. Authorities say a tanker truck caught up in the crash is leaking ethanol along the highway. The patrol says the tanker was one at least eight trucks involved. (AP Photo/Crescent-News, Lisa Nicely)

The State Highway Patrol says visibility was only about 100 feet when a pickup truck drove onto the highway at an intersection and was hit by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 24 Tuesday morning. Authorities say that set off a chain-reaction of crashes on the highway that links Toledo with Fort Wayne, Ind.

The patrol says none of the injuries were life-threatening.

A tanker truck caught up in the crash leaked ethanol along the highway.

A driver who was uninjured tells The Crescent-News in nearby Defiance that he "drove into a wall of fog."

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