5 Dead and 60 Hospitalized After Massive Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash
Greensburg, PA (1/5/2020) – Early Sunday morning, a crash involving a passenger bus, two tractor-trailers, and other vehicles left five people dead and several dozen injured. The crash happened at 3:40 am about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Officials stated that as many as 60 people were hospitalized after the crash. According to a spokesperson for Excela Health, there were 25 victims transported to Excela Frick Hospital. More than a third of the patients were under 18. Excela transported one victim to a trauma center.
The size of the accident shut down most of the highway. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were called to the scene to investigate the cause. Although the National Weather Service reported precipitation and below-freezing temperatures in the area, officials do not yet know if the weather was a factor.
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Source: Tampa Bay Times