Dozens Of Vehicles Crash In Horrific, Fiery Pileup In Pennsylvania


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A catastrophic collision resulted in a pileup of over 40 vehicles in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, closing a portion of Interstate 81 during a snow squall Monday, according to reports.

More than a dozen people were sent to local hospitals based on information from the Schuylkill County Office of Emergency Management, the Associated Press reported. At least 3 people were killed and over a dozen were sent to local hospitals with injuries, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Driver Veers Off Road, Crashes Into Homeless Encampment And Kills Four People)

The crash reportedly occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, involving cars and tractor-trailers.

Schuylkill County’s transportation authority provided assistance to uninjured motorists involved in the crash, sending them to a Red Cross center to keep warm, arrange transportation, and connect with loved ones, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Joe Holden of CBS 3 Eyewitness News in Philadelphia posted video footage from the pileup on Twitter.


Drivers reported whiteout conditions that clouded visibility and the sounds of vehicles colliding around them.

“Couldn’t even see three feet in front of me. Then I knew I was getting close to an exit, so I went over into the right lane, and by then, my car had slid completely over into the bank and there was no visibility. I could only hear cars around me hitting each other,” Hershey resident Lillie Weaver told Newswatch 16.

The area of the collision is reportedly closed off on I-81 and will remain contained indeterminately.