A section of an interstate highway in Pennsylvania has reopened days after a snow squall led to a fatal pile-up that killed at least three people and injured dozens more.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A section of an interstate highway in Pennsylvania reopened early Wednesday, days after a snow squall led to a fatal pile-up that killed at least three people and injured dozens more. .
The accident happened in poor visibility and involved between 40 and 60 vehicles, authorities said. He was captured in videos posted to social media which showed drivers and passengers driving along the snowy road and jumping out of the way as the stunt of crashes unfolded.
In one video, an out-of-control semi-trailer slammed into a large dump truck causing it to spin nearly 180 degrees, another large truck burst into flames and belched black smoke into the air, and an SUV hit a passenger car sending him to turn close up person standing on shoulder in snow and fog.
Some vehicles were mostly set on fire and others melted on the highway. Authorities said they had to go through each vehicle to make sure there were no human remains.
State police have not updated the death count.
Dr. David J. Moylan, the Schuylkill County coroner, said three deaths have been confirmed and that number may increase. A Pennsylvania State Police incident report said 24 people were taken to four hospitals.