State police said two people were also taken to the hospital, but it was unclear how they’d doing.
The crash happened after the car was speeding while making a sharp turn, striking a guard rail, flipping and landed on a hillside.
Investigators said all four people were ejected from the car and neither were wearing seat belts.
Police, fire crews, EMS crews and the coroner were all called to the scene and shut down the road four hours.
A reconstruction team is working to learn more specifics, including how fast the car was traveling.
The speed limit on the road is 45 mph.
A Boeing Co. 737 jet carrying at least 170 people crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff due to technical problems, according to local media reports.
State television reported that the plane crashed at 6:22 a.m. local time. Four helicopters and 22 ambulances had been sent to the crash site, according to reports, but severe fire was hampering rescue efforts.
Emergency personnel are trying to rescue any survivors, Pirhossein Koulivand, head of the Iranian Emergency Organization, said on state-run IRINN.
The 737-800 jet was headed for Ukraine, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported. The website flightradar24 showed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 left Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport early Wednesday morning local time.
Officials say that a tour bus, two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle were involved in the crash at milepost 86 westbound in Mount Pleasant, about 40 miles from Pittsburgh.
Eastbound lanes of the turnpike have reopened as of 4PM. The turnpike was closed to westbound traffic between the New Stanton and Breezewood exits while police investigate.
The tour bus was towed away late Sunday afternoon, several hours after the deadly wreck. Other vehicles involved in the crash were still being removed as the process of clearing the scene continued.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. —
Multiple people are dead and multiple others are in the hospital after a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning, officials have confirmed.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed in both directions between the New Stanton exit and the Breezewood exit while police investigate.
If you are taking the Turnpike headed east, crews are detouring you off at the New Stanton exit. pic.twitter.com/pc2OQjtgV4— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) January 5, 2020
It’s unclear if there were any injuries in the crash.
The bridge reopened to all traffic shortly after 6 p.m.
The span carries Route 8 across the Allegheny River between the borough of Sharpsburg and the Pittsburgh city neighborhoods of Morningside and Lawrenceville.
Police said an out-of-control car went off the road, hit the fence at one home and then crashed into the porch of another home.
The driver wasn’t hurt but was taken from the scene by police.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies her as 57-year-old Barbara Ann McMillin of the South Side Flats.
No other passengers were inside the vehicle.
The Pittsburgh Police Collision Investigation Unit is looking into the crash.
Duquesne Light crews were also called in because an electrical box was damaged.
- At least 12 people were reported dead after a passenger jet crashed after takeoff from a Kazakh airport today
- The plane ‘smashed through a concrete fence and then into a small building immediately after losing altitude’
- Authorities found 35 survivors with injuries.
The helicopter was found about 9:30 a.m. Friday in a mountainous area on the east side of the island of Kauai, authorities said. A pilot and six passengers, including two children, were on board.
Authorities said in a news release that they were sending additional resources to search for survivors.
Kauai Fire Department Battalion Chief Sol Kanoho said “no actionable information on the status of the passengers” was available during a news conference Friday afternoon.
The U.S. Coast Guard had resumed its search for the tour helicopter more than 12 hours after it vanished during a flight over the nearly uninhabited island.The helicopter had been due to arrive back at Kauai’s Na Pali coast at 5:21 p.m. local time on Thursday but never made it back. Authorities last made contact with the chopper around 4:40 p.m. when the pilot reported the tour was leaving the Waimea Canyon area, Hawaii News Now reported.The Coast Guard initially sent an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew and a cutter but found no sign of the aircraft.The weather conditions in the area were considered challenging, the local news outlet reported.
ALL Westbound lanes are now OPEN and the detour has been lifted at Somerset Exit #110. Emergency units continue to operate in the area of the New Stanton Exit #75. Stay alert for units on the shoulder. https://t.co/3xCbVPACi4
— PA Turnpike Alerts (@PATurnpikeAlert) December 24, 2019
The accident happened on the westbound part of I-76 between New Stanton (Exit 75) and Irwin (Exit 67).
SKY 4 OVER TURNPIKE CRASH: This is a view @SamDHallJr had in Sky4 today. @Firechief26 says the tractor trailer that caught fire was carrying car batteries. @Elena_WTAE says the area closed has started to see a slow flow of traffic move through. pic.twitter.com/o6vCQV54Ra
— Chris Lovingood WTAE (@CLovingoodWTAE) December 24, 2019
All lanes open again on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Donegal, though drivers should be cautious of crews working on the shoulder to clean up after a tractor-trailer overturned Monday morning, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Nobody was hurt in the crash, which happened between the Donegal and Somerset exits,, according to Westmoreland County 911.
The crash was reported just before 9 a.m. It blocked one westbound lane.
The lane reopened by 11 a.m.
Further details were not immediately available
A Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher said the mishap happened at around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard.
A bicycle fell from one of the cars in the wake of the collision, leading bystanders to initially think that a cyclist was involved, the dispatcher said.
Police had no immediate information about the vehicle that fled the scene.
Police in Virginia say a 69-vehicle pileup on a major interstate in York County left some people with serious injuries. Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a statement that the accident happened at about 7:51 a.m. Sunday. A section of Interstate 64 was shut down as state troopers investigate. All lanes have reopened. Fifty-one people were treated for injuries
(CNN)Two freight cars fell into the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, early Saturday morning when part of a Maryland-bound train derailed, according to a CSX spokesman.The train was traveling between Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Sandy Hook Road in Maryland when seven grain cars derailed over Winchester and Potomac Railroad Bridge. All the rail cars — including the two that fell into the Potomac River — were empty and no injuries were reported, CSX Spokesman Bryan Tucker told CNN.The cause of the derailment remains unclear and is under investigation, CSX said. The railway is working to swiftly to clean up and restore the area, according to Tucker.Washington County Emergency Management said it “is closely monitoring the scene and reports no injuries, no spills, no hazardous materials and no immediate danger to the public,” according to a statement on the agency’s website.
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Two men were injured Thursday afternoon when the cellphone tower they were erecting collapsed in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County.
Firefighters and paramedics used all-terrain vehicles to rescue the pair from a hilltop wooded area above Route 130 near Jeannette.Jamie Shaw, Hempfield’s director of code and safety, said the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident.
Shaw said the unidentified men were putting together a new section of the tower when it shifted just after 12:30 p.m. and they fell about 30 feet.
Both were taken by ambulance to area hospitals with serious but not life-threatening, injuries, Shaw said.
One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Township.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Township.
On Wednesday, Allegheny County officials say a 28-year-old woman passenger was killed after the northbound vehicle she was in crossed the southbound lanes on Route 8 and was struck by a southbound vehicle.
Allegheny County identified the woman as Rebecca Lynn Koorsen.
Route 8 is closed in both directions for “a couple hours,” officials say.
Police officers are redirecting traffic.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.