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Despite warnings, drivers didn't slow down in fog

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State officials call for better warning system for foggy I-77, but getting drivers to pay attention to danger is another matter.

By Landmark News Service

HILLSVILLE — Ramesh Sangheni said he and his family are lucky.
The local hotel owner was driving south on Interstate 77 on Easter Sunday with his family when they were involved in a massive chain-reaction pileup of 97 vehicles that closed the highway for hours.
His car was damaged but no one was hurt.
“I thought I was going to die,” he said on Monday.


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