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6 Dead at I-81 Horror Scene in Schuylkill County

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6 dead in interstate 81 crash in schuylkill county

The chain-reaction crash on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County Monday morning claimed 6 lives, police said Wednesday morning.

Identities of the victims aren’t being released at this time as family notifications are still ongoing.

In an update from Pennsylvania State Police in Frackville, they say a total of 80 vehicles were involved in the crash. Of those 80 vehicles involved, 41 were passenger vehicles and 39 were commercial vehicles.

Police believe a blinding snow squall at about 10:30 Monday morning led to the tragic pile-up on the roadway. The crash happened near Mile Marker 116 in Foster Township, outside Minersville.

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In addition to the 6 people who lost their lives, another 24 people required hospitalization for treatment of their injuries.

The northbound lanes of the highway – from Mile Markers 109-117 – were reopened for travel at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

We’ll have more on this tragedy as details are released.


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