Five Women Killed in Accident at I-81 in Lackawanna County, PA

January 16, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-81, Carlisle, Lackawanna County, PA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Lackawanna County Police
Vehicles Involved
Minivan, Tractor-Trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Five individuals were struck by an approaching tractor-trailer

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed five women at I-81 in Lackawanna County, PA on January 16th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. According to investigators, a minivan was reported involved in a collision with a median. Following the collision, reports say the four women occupying the vehicle exited the vehicle and were standing nearby. A fifth woman who occupied a separate vehicle is said to have parked nearby and was with the other four as a tractor-trailer approached. Reports say the tractor-trailer struck the woman, all five suffering fatal injuries as a result. Authorities were not yet ready to provide more information regarding the crash.

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