Weather Blamed For Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash That Killed Five In Chain-Reaction Crash With Semis And A Bus
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The New York Times reports that five people have been killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The crash occurred on early Sunday morning when a tour bus hit an embankment, sparking a chain-reaction crash that involved three tractor-trailers and one other vehicle.
The bus was traveling to Cincinnati on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. As it traveled a downhill curve, the bus hit an embankment. Two tractor-trailers then hit the bus and a third tractor-trailer hit the other two.
The bus driver, two passengers, and two UPS employees were all killed in the crash. Many people were injured, two of whom were in critical condition. The injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The bus was en route to many different cities in Ohio and had most recently left the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets in New York City. The hub from which the bus departed is known for its Chinatown buses, as the tour buses have come to be known.
The owner of the bus, Z&D Tour, has had no reported crashes in the past two years.
The owner of Z&D Tour said that the weather was to blame for the crash. Sudden snow was said to have begun in the area at the time of the crash.