Five dead and 50 injured in Pennsylvania Turnpike accident
The crash happened around 2:30pm on Dhaka time, and shut down all lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for dozens of miles
Five people were killed and at least 50 were injured in a massive road crash in Pennsylvania on Sunday, January 5.
The accident resulted in a pileup involving tractor trailers, a tour bus and passenger cars, reports the CNN.
According to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety, the accident took place in Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township,
The crash happened around 2:30pm on Dhaka time, and shut down all lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for dozens of miles.
"Crash involves 2 tractor trailers, a tour bus and passenger vehicles. Turnpike is closed in both directions from New Stanton (#75) to Breezewood (#161). A prolonged closure likely," tweeted Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo.
County coroner Ken Bacha said five people were found dead at the scene, and at least 50 people were injured.
Eleven patients from the crash were taken to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Waite said.
One patient was in critical condition, and 10 are in fair condition, Waite said. The ages of the patients were not immediately available.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.