Five people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a serious car crash in Pennsylvania

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 Five people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a serious car crash in Pennsylvania


Accident site. (source: Fox News)

Overseas network, January 5 local time Sunday (5) earlier, a major accident occurred on a highway in Pennsylvania, the United States, a tourist bus collided with several other cars, killing 5 people and injuring more than 60 people. At present, the expressway has been closed and the authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

According to Fox News, the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, on the westbound lane of Mount placent highway, about 40 miles southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh. Carl defebo, a Pennsylvania highway spokesman, said the Westmoreland County coroner had confirmed that five people had died in the accident and at least 60 had been injured and hospitalized, and that the road could be closed for a long time..

Local officials said the accident involved a tourist bus, trucks and an unknown number of other vehicles. About 86 miles (138 kilometers) of motorway were closed in two directions after the bus overturned in the crash, and drivers were urged to bypass.

It is not clear whether the weather is the main cause of the accident. The meteorological bureau had predicted a small amount of local precipitation earlier, and the air temperature was slightly lower than the freezing point. NTSB is also sending investigators to the scene of the accident.

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