BREAKING: Interstate 81 Shut Down After 60-Car Pileup; Many Feared Dead, Injured
A horrifying scene unfolded on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania after snow squalls and fog led to a deadly car accident. Video shows motorists screaming and running from their vehicles.
More than 60 cars and trucks were involved in the pileup, leaving at least three people dead and more than 20 others injured.
Major pileup after lake effect snow created whiteout on I-81 in Schuylkill County, PA… video credit: Sam Beagle. Many folks are in a snow squall warning today — take those seriously and avoid driving if you can — they move through quickly. See you on @ABCWorldNews with the COLD pic.twitter.com/nIs5L7Olow— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) March 28, 2022
Dr. David J. Moylan, the Schuylkill County coroner, told local reporters that search efforts were hampered due to burning vehicles, but “I suspect it could run higher.”
Video, which you can see below, shows cars and trucks smashing into each other in the blinding fog and snow. At one point a big rig burst into flames.