Multi-vehicle crash in Pennsylvania shuts highway; 15 hurt

Multiple vehicles are piled up after an accident on Interstate 90 Thursday in Girard Township. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

ERIE (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a crash involving at least 13 vehicles has shut down a snowy section of Interstate 90 just south of Erie, and at least 15 people have been taken to hospitals with injuries.

Trooper Stephen Oler tells the Erie Times-News emergency crews responded to the crash near Girard, just before 1 p.m. Thursday. Snow started accumulating in the area earlier in the day. Injuries ranged from minor to severe.

At least five tractor-trailers and multiple passenger vehicles are involved. Those not taken to hospitals are taking shelter in a school bus.

Keith Greiner of Buffalo, New York, tells the newspaper he and his wife were rear-ended and got out of the car.

He says that’s when a number of tractor-trailers smashed into it. He says his car is “buried” underneath the semitrailers.