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2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, January 08 2015 Jan 8, 2015 January 08, 2015 1:08 AM January 08, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania.

The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and nine cars were involved in the crash in the highway's westbound lanes.

The two people died after leaving their vehicles. The county coroner says one was struck and the other collapsed and died of internal injuries while looking for his children, who had been ejected. The children were found unharmed.

About 20 others were taken to a hospital, three of them with serious injuries. The rest were being treated for injuries ranging from bumps to broken bones.

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