According to state police, a charter bus carrying up to 50 people crashed with a car on an expressway in Pennsylvania, killing three passengers.
At around 11:50 p.m., a crash occurred under a heavy downpour. In the Lower Paxton Township of Dauphin County, close to Harrisburg, on southbound Interstate 81 on Sunday, the Pennsylvania State Police reported
The bus overturned after colliding with an embankment, a car’s bumper, and an embankment.
According to the police report, “three passengers were declared deceased on scene,” and other people suffered from mild to serious injuries.
No names were disclosed. According to Trooper Megan Frazer, this occurrence “is regarded as a mass casualty incident.” “Due to the number of people involved and the severity of the injuries, eight ambulances and Lifeline (emergency response) did assist with us.
At the time of the incident, it was pouring heavily, Frazer told WHTM-TV. Police did not immediately provide more details after multiple injured people were rushed to Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The hospital received a note Monday asking for comment.
For patients being released from the hospital, the American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania was providing food, beverages, and cots at the Chambers Hill Fire Department.
In response to a question about how many individuals were receiving assistance, the Red Cross stated that “the situation is still evolving” and that they were unable to provide a figure.