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Six unidentified victims in massive I-81 pileup finally ID’d


Six unidentified people killed in the 80 vehicle Interstate 81 crash last month have finally been identified, investigators say. 

The crash happened on March 28th during a snow squall in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, but the four men and to women were not identified until this week. 

According to Penn Live News, the Schuylkill County Coroner Coroner’s Office collected DNA from the presumed family members of the victims in order to positively identify their remains. 

“All of the decedents were found in the group of vehicles that were on fire,” Deputy Coroner Albert Barnes said.

Two of the newly identified victims were found in a box truck that was one of the first vehicles involved in the wreck, and another man was found in the cab of a semi truck. Another man and a woman were found in a passenger car together, and one more man was found inside of a car. They have been identified as follows: 

– Terri Stull, 56, and Douglas Teeter, 57; both of Lexington, Massachusetts

– Rita Matos, 40, and Edward Ramos, 43; both of Carlisle

– William Douglas, 69, of Pine Grove, West Virginia

– Domingo Diaz, 66, of Brooklyn, New York

The pileup involved 39 commercial vehicles and 41 passenger vehicles. Two dozen people injured were taken to four hospitals. 


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