On Saturday, dozens of vehicles slammed into each other on a Pennsylvania interstate in Lebanon County, with at least three people dead and more than 70 injured.

The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. at mile marker 7.5 on the Interstate 78 near Fredericksburg during a snow storm, which was the prime factor. The crash involved 64 vehicles, including tractor-trailers and box trucks.

An amount of 73 people were injured and taken to at least 10 different hospitals. According to Trooper Justin Summa of the state police barracks in Lebanon County, the names of the three people who died in the accident will be released later in the day. But the Pennsylvania State Police is still looking for people in vehicles so the actual numbers of deaths are not certain yet.

"I got out of my car and couldn't believe what I was seeing," said Raoul Jardine. Credit: Pennlive.com
“I got out of my car and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said Raoul Jardine. Credit: Pennlive.com

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center informed they had received 10 patients. Megan Manlove, the hospital’s spokesman said that they had three people in critical condition and other four with minor injuries.

“It was definitely a whiteout, I couldn’t see any further than probably two city blocks. I saw brake lights and pulled off to the side. Somebody hit me when I was parked in the shoulder,” an involved driver, Raoul Jardine of Allentown told CNN. “I got out of my car and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said. “It was carnage.”

Among the rescued was the Penn State-Lehigh Valley men’s basketball team, who were heading to a game in New Kensington.  Suddenly their bus was hit by a tractor-trailer but luckily they did not report any serious injuries.

The interstate reopened again this Sunday morning.

 Source: CNN