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5 dead, dozens hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

The crash has closed the turnpike for an 86-mile stretch.
Credit: AP
Emergency crews respond to a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2020. Multiple people were killed early Sunday in a crash involving a passenger bus, two tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles in Pennsylvania, officials said. (WPIX TV via AP)

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Officials in Pennsylvania say five people have been killed and dozens more hospitalized in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

A turnpike spokesman tells The Associated Press that the Westmoreland County coroner confirmed the deaths in the early Sunday crash and said 60 people were hospitalized with injuries. 

A tweet from the spokesman says the crash involved a passenger bus, two tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles. 

An Excela Frick Hospital spokeswoman said at least 25 victims ranging in age from 7 to 52 years old were transported to the Mt. Pleasant location. The crash has closed the turnpike for an 86-mile stretch.

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