There was one fatality and almost two dozen people injured in a pileup
crash on Interstate 81 North on the afternoon of Friday, March 3, 2017.
The incident, which involved cars, tractor-trailers and various other commercial
vehicles, took place between Exit 131A and Exit 138 in Schuylkill County.
According to officials, the 32-vehicle pileup was triggered by a snow
squall that caused temporary white-out conditions.
Police say the victim killed in the crash was Charles M. Ehrenberg, 55,
of Hazleton, PA; he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Emergency crews rushed 23 injured victims to local hospitals, and others
were bussed to a hotel where they were provided food, drinks and a warm
place to wait for a ride.
Photo credit: Schuylkill County Firewire
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