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VIDEO: DOT cam shows multi-car pileup

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (WAOW) - We are getting a look at video of a multi-car pileup near Milwaukee.

This happened Sunday in Germantown.

This incredible look is in real-time as the freeway pileup is happening. Mid-day traffic is slow on the snow-covered Highway 41/45 at Lannon Road.

A DOT camera catches the first vehicles spinning out of control, slamming into stopped cars.

Moments later, a chain reaction as driver after driver joins the pile-up.

" I’d see their tail lights disappear into the snow and all of a sudden I’d see their brake lights come on and I’d see the brake lights jump up or go off to the side or spin and you knew it was just happening and I’m watching these other people come southbound and i just knew they were getting into an accident. I was just praying to god that nobody was gonna die," said Tim Miller of the Germantown Police Department.

Police say everyone survived that crash.

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