Pennsylvania State Police release official death toll from I-81 crash

Pennsylvania State Police say six people were killed Monday in a massive pile of snow on Interstate 81 near Minersville, Schuykill County. Police have not released any names at this time. Police said Monday that at least three people had been killed. However, the search for the wreckage could not be completed as numerous vehicles caught fire. The new death toll was announced Wednesday morning. Up to 60 vehicles were involved in an accident that turned the length of the road between the Tremont / Tower City exit and Herridge Park Road into a chaotic smoke scene. At least 24 people were taken to hospital. Watch the video below to see the aerial views of the large pile. More than 40 hours after the crash, I-81 reopened at 1 a.m. Wednesday. .The top layer of asphalt was removed due to leakage of many liquids such as oil, fuel and antifreeze. Pennsylvania State Police said the crash was caused by a snowstorm. “The snow was coming out of nowhere. I was driving back then and I could only see one car in front of me and then it turned completely white and I could not even see three feet in front of me,” said witness Lily Weaver. “I heard loud thunder and explosions, and then I saw smoke. I saw black smoke from the tractor-trailer.” The Red Cross was called in to help people stranded on the road. Warning: The first person in the crash recorded the video Mike Moe was involved in the crash and filmed directly what happened after he got out of his car, including the burning tractor. Trailers, a person is almost attacked, an uncontrolled tow truck and so on. Keep in mind that there are inappropriate words and the video may be annoying to some. You can see it below: Second major crash in central Pennsylvania this month Monday crash for the second time this month a major chain reaction accident occurred on Central Pennsylvania. On Saturday, March 12, 70 cars, SUVs, trucks and tractor-trailers were involved in a major accident on Route 581 in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County. The crew at the scene said WGAL may have been caused by a blizzard. No one was killed in the crash, but some were treated for injuries. A man from a roadside assistance company took a three-minute walk through the rubble. You can watch that video below. Stay tuned to WGAL for updates on this growing story. || Download the WGAL app | Receive important news email alerts ||

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Pennsylvania State Police said Six people were killed Massive pile Monday in foggy Interstate 81 near Minersville, Schuykill County.

Police have not released any names at this time.

At least three people were killed, police said Monday. However, the search for the wreckage could not be completed as numerous vehicles caught fire.

The new death toll was announced Wednesday morning.

Up to 60 vehicles were involved in the crash, which turned the length of the road between Tremont / Tower City exits and Highridge Park Road into a chaotic smoke scene. At least 24 people were taken to hospital. Watch the video below to see the aerial views of the large pile.

I-81 reopens

More than 40 hours after the crash, I-81 fully reopened at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

After towing all the vehicles, the crew had to grind the road again.

The top layer of asphalt was removed as many liquids such as oil, fuel and antifreeze were spilled.

The Pennsylvania State Police said the crash was caused by a snowstorm.

“The snow came out of nowhere. I was driving back and I could only see one car in front of me and then it was completely white and I could not even see three feet in front of me,” said witness Lily Weaver. “I heard loud thunder and explosions, and then I saw smoke. I saw black smoke from the tractor-trailer.”

The Red Cross was called in to help people stranded on the road.

Warning: First-person video captures accidents

Mike Moye was involved in an accident and first filmed what happened after he got out of his car, in which the tractor-trailers were burned, a person was almost hit, an out of control tow truck and so on. Keep in mind that there are inappropriate words and the video may be annoying to some. You can see it below:

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The second major accident this month in central Pennsylvania

Monday’s crash was the second time this month there has been a major chain reaction crash on Central Pennsylvania Road.

On Saturday, March 12, 70 cars, SUVs, trucks and tractor-trailers were involved in a major accident on Route 581 in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County. A team at the scene told WGAL that a blizzard may have played a role.

No one was killed in the crash, but some were injured and are being treated.

A man from a roadside assistance company took a three-minute walk through the rubble. You can watch that video below.

Stay tuned to WGAL for announcements about this growing story.

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