Videos: Severe Weather Causes 50-Car Pileup in Pennsylvania, Leaving 3 Dead


Three people are dead after a 50-car pileup along Interstate 78 in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, likely due to the weather.

Police officer Justin Summa told the Chicago Tribune that three fatalities had been confirmed and an unknown number of critically injured patients were flown to hospitals.

State police told the Tribune that the accident occurred around 9:45 this morning and that it might have been caused by the dangerously cold weather.

Officer Adam Reed told the paper that investigators believe that “passing snow squalls played a role in causing the crash.”

People reports that Cory Angell, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, told NBC News that more than 40 people were transported to area hospitals. The news outlet also reported that roughly 70 people took shelter at Jonestown Fire Department, which is about eight miles away from the wreckage site.