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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