50-car pile-up and 1 dead on I-76 after heavy snows

After a fatal accident on I-76, more than 50 cars were damaged in a pile-up crash.

pennsylvania turnpike morgantown The Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown. Credit: Google Maps


Heavy snowfall contributed to an accident involving 50 cars on the Pennsylvania turnpike Sunday, PennDOT said.



The incident began when adriver got out of his car after a minor accidentnear the Morgantown exit around 12:30 p.m.


That driver was hit and killed by a passing vehicle, which then caused a chain reaction of fender-bender crashes.

The accident closed the westbound side of the turnpike, adding to snow-related traffic woes, and was reported cleared around 6:15 p.m. by 511pa.com.


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