Two dead, 46 hurt, in I-80 pileup involving multiple big rigs

Authorities in Pennsylvania say that two people have died following a chain-reaction crash on Wednesday that leaves a portion of I-80 shut down on Thursday morning.

Video of the crash that currently has I 80 shut down in both directions in Union County, Pennsylvania. Estimated that 20 tractor trailers were involved, and 10 other vehicles. The coroner has confirmed that one man died in the incident. FOX56 WOLF TVFULL STORY: https://fox56.com/news/local/breaking-20-car-pile-up-on-i-80-union-co

Posted by Viktoria Hallikäär on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The crash occurred around 1 p.m. on Wednesday in White Deer Township in central Pennsylvania during snow squall conditions that made roads slick and limited visibility.

Police say that 20 to 30 vehicles collided in the westbound lanes of I-80 during the pileup, including several semi trucks.

One man died at the scene of the crash. Another man passed away at the hospital on Wednesday evening.

At least 46 people were taken to the hospital for treatment of various injuries, PennLive reports.

The crash closed a 34 mile stretch of both directions of I-80 for hours. The eastbound lanes reopened about 5 hours after the crash. As of Thursday morning, the westbound lanes remained closed for continued cleanup.

You can click here for the latest road closure information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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