Multiple passengers have died after a charter bus carrying up to 50 people collided with another vehicle on an interstate in Pennsylvania late Sunday, according to state police officials.
The crash happened at about 11.50pm in the southbound lanes of interstate 81 in Dauphin county’s Lower Paxton Township, the state police said. The bus flipped on its side after striking the rear end of a car.
Police said in a statement that “multiple passengers” – from 45 to 50 who were aboard – had died. CBS News later reported that at least three passengers had been killed, all of whom were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to CBS, the crash happened at the time of a heavy downpour.
The injured from both the bus and the struck car were taken to a hospital. Those in the struck car were believed to have moderate injuries, CBS reported. But police didn’t immediately release further information on their conditions. Officials also said they were withholding the names of those killed until their families had been notified.
Lower Paxton Township is about 10 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a city with roughly 50,000 residents.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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