WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA)– A massive fatal chain-reaction crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike overnight Sunday has left 5 dead.
American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region, including passengers and family members impacted by the accident involving 6 vehicles, including commercial trucks and a tour bus.
At least 60 people were injured as a result of the crash.
Reportedly, a passenger bus was heading from Chinatown in New York City to Cincinnati when the crash occurred.
State police said many of the victims do not speak English as their first language.
“Working in close collaboration with the NTSB, multiple state, county, and local authorities, including Westmoreland Emergency Management, the American Red Cross will continue to support and provide resources for all involved,” said Marketing and Communications Manager Lisa Landis in a press release.
State Trooper Stephen Limani says the Red Cross is working with the “different problems that come into play” like finding housing, reconnecting loved ones and accommodating other travelers who were with those in the hospital.
While the majority of the people involved are from different countries, he says that state police and the county have resources to “bridge the gap” and help with translations.
Anyone impacted by this incident and in need of assistance should contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Cleanup crews are on the scene now, and there are several lane restrictions and detours in place to facilitate crews to clear the area.