50-car pileup in Pa. kills 1

50-Car Pileup in Snowstorm on Pennsylvania Interstate Kills 1

AP News

Jan 25, 2007 22:30 EST

A chain-reaction crash on a snowy interstate highway involving about 50 vehicles, including an ambulance carrying patients, killed one person Thursday, officials said.

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 90 was closed for hours in both directions after the early afternoon accident. Several people were slightly injured, authorities said.

Among the vehicles involved were several tractor-trailers and tanker trucks. The trucks were not damaged, said Maria Finn, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Authorities were not releasing information on the death. It was unclear whether anyone in the ambulance was injured.

Erie was expected to get up to 6 inches of snow Thursday.

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