One Dead After Possible 50-Vehicle PA Turnpike Collision [PHOTOS]

There were reports of other vehicle collisions in the region.

Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike crash on Dec. 8, 2013. Credit: Courtney Elko
Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike crash on Dec. 8, 2013. Credit: Courtney Elko

Written by Community Editor Nicole Foulke

One person died following an accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday afternoon in which up to 50 vehicles might have been involved, according to Action News 6abc.com.

According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the accident occurred on the westbound side of the turnpike around 12:30 p.m. in the Morgantown area at mile marker 300.

Officials think that weather may have contributed to the accident.

Patch editor Courtney Elko was stuck on the westbound side of the turnpike from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., when traffic was immobile.

“People who walked to the scene said cars are in ditches off the road and some have lost tires. Cars are parking on the shoulder and people were leaving, walking. Cars have had to be jumped. Dogs were being walked on shoulder,” wrote Elko in a message to her colleagues around 4:40 p.m.

Elko was able to exit the turnpike but indicated around 5:30 p.m. that traffic was moving "very slowly" in both directions.

Three more accidents were reported in I-95 in Delaware county Sunday afternoon; four accidents on I-476 were reported, as well.

The National Weather Service had called for two to five inches of snow in the region.


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