Police investigating Christmas Day pileup near Ashby 

No life-threatening injuries were reported. 

These images were captured in a video taken by a passenger driving by in a vehicle on the other side of the interstate.

As many as 40 vehicles were damaged in a Christmas Day pileup on Interstate 94 near Ashby, Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow reports that the crash occurred at approximately 11:12 a.m. and resulted in a three-hour closure of the eastbound lanes. Grabow says 35-40 vehicles were damaged in the incident and another 30-40 were involved but sustained no damage. No life-threatening injuries were reported.

“The multi vehicle crash occurred after two vehicles crashed and were blocking the roadway. As a result, several other vehicles crashed behind them,” a Department of Public Safety incident report says. That report indicates that a male was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A video posted by a bystander shows several vehicles in the ditch with ambulances lining the snow-covered roads in northwestern Minnesota.