Two crashes in Lancaster County along the highway closed a section of the Pennsylvania toll highway and left between 9 and 15 people injured.
The first crash involved a single vehicle and a semi-trailer near km 290 just before 1 p.m. – no injuries were reported in that crash, according to emergency dispatch services.
The second crash in Brecknock Township on Wednesday afternoon was much more serious and may have been caused by the slowdown in traffic since the initial crash.
The second crash involved a car transporter, two semi-trailers and eight passenger vehicles primarily involving rear-end collisions near kilometer 292.7, according to Pennsylvania State Police and Dispatch.
At least nine people were transported to hospitals in the region via ambulance teams from at least three townships, according to the report.
More than twenty emergency units were called to the scene.
Six other people may have sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene, but this was not confirmed at the time of publication.
The toll motorway (Interstate 76) was closed westbound from the Morgantown interchange to the Reading interchange immediately after the second accident.
A detour has been set up in the area.
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