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Five women on foot killed after being struck by a big rig on a Pennsylvania interstate


Authorities are investigating a Tuesday evening multiple fatality crash involving a big rig on a Pennsylvania interstate.

The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.

Police say that a minivan was traveling on I-81 when the driver lost control near mile marker 199.6 and crashed into a median.

The minivan was being followed by a driver in a separate car.

Four people exited the minivan and a fifth person exited the car following the crash into the median.

All five people were struck by a passing semi truck. None survived the crash.

Police have not released the identities of the five people killed.

All five were New York residents, and PennLive reports that all five victims were women believed to have been members of a family.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for the area for much of the day on Tuesday, with several inches of snow making travel treacherous.

The crash is under investigation.


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