UPDATE: Multiple Fatalities Reported in Interstate 80 Crash; Roadway Shut Down

13164267_278314789173402_5462510199529857349_n JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A multi-vehicle accident involving three fatalities shut down a portion of Interstate 80 westbound in Union Township, Jefferson County, for over 5 hours Monday.

DuBois-based State Police say the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. near mile marker 75.6.

“It’s a multi-vehicle, multi-fatality accident,” said a representative with Dubois-based State Police.

Sources say three people were dead upon emergency personnel arrival.

At least three other people were injured in the accident; however, there is no word on their current condition.

Traffic was detoured off at Exit 81 (Hazen) and then back on at Exit 70 (Strattanville) via Route 28 and Route 322.

The roadway reopened around 11:50 p.m.

Officials declined to release additional information.

A press release is expected to be issued by the State Police on Tuesday.

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  • lalalandjk

    Praying for everyone involved.

  • Kelly Wyatt

    I lost my five year old granddaughter and her mother in this accident they were driving from Toledo Ohio to New Jersey to attend a funeral our hearts are broken

  • Kristina Cummings

    Hugs and prayers…So very sorry for your loss 🙁

  • Robert Low

    I was there and I’m so sorry. What car was she driving?

  • Lisa Johnson

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry! <3

  • Mariliz Sanchez

    My uncle was driving the other car her died as well I’m sorry for your loss

  • Kelly Wyatt

    am sorry for your loss as well my heart goes out to your family

  • Tina Rittenhouse

    I am so sorry to hear of your familys’ loss. May God watch over all of you during this tragic time.

  • Nicole

    So sorry for your losses. My mother was traveling back from my grandmothers and passed by the accident. My prayers are with both of these families.

  • Melinda Tipton Stites

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • Melinda Tipton Stites

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Brett Lovejoy

    Unbelievable. I’m so very sorry for your loss, I can’t even begin to imagine.

  • codfilet

    You’ll see this sort of thing a lot more with the ever-increasing number of poorly-trained immigrant drivers of the big trucks. They work for less, so what’s a few accidents?

  • Tina Rittenhouse

    So sorry for your loss. May God bring your family peace during this tragic time.

  • Tina Rittenhouse

    This had nothing to do with a big truck so what are you talking about?? These families are grieving and you put this kind of comment in here?!

  • Kelly Wyatt

    wow am sorry for your loss as well , its almost been a year , a very hard year but we are healing I hope and pray the same for your family

  • Debby Hornburg

    Where are you pulling your ‘facts’ from?

  • codfilet

    Do you think Red Sovine is still driving a truck? Most of the drivers now are from India or Russia, or other similar places. Lots of trucks straight from Mexico on the roads now,too.

  • Debby Hornburg

    Facts. Where are you getting the facts?