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MERCER, Pa. (KDKA) — Two teenage girls were reportedly killed in a crash in Mercer County on Sunday night.
The multi-vehicle crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on I-80 eastbound near Mercer.
PennDOT says all lanes are closed between Exit 4B and Exit 15.
UPDATE: Multi vehicle crash on I-80 eastbound between Exit 4B – PA 760 North to PA 18/Sharon-Hermitage and Exit 15 – US 19. All lanes closed.
— 511PA Erie (@511PAErie) February 11, 2019
According to CBS affiliate WKBN, an SUV was traveling eastbound when it lost control and collided with a semi-truck that was also traveling eastbound.
Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer County confirm there are multiple fatalities.
The Mercer County coroner told WKBN that four teenage girls were in the vehicle. Two of the girls — 16-year-old Alexis Myers and 15-year-old Danielle Nelson — were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were from Hermitage and students at Hickory High School.
WKBN says the other two girls were treated for significant injuries and transported to a Pittsburgh trauma center.
State Police say traffic is being diverted to Hermitage and they expect crews to be on scene for several hours.
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