5 die, 60 injured as 3 trucks collide with tour bus

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Five people died and as many as 60 were injured in a crash between a tour bus, three tractor-trailers, and another vehicle early Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike southeast of Pittsburgh.

The accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township near mile marker 86about 40 miles from Pittsburgh, according to numerous reports.

According to pennlive.com, the tour bus was on a downhill curve when it struck an embankment and was then hit by the tractor-trailers behind it.

The crash closed the turnpike in both directions between the Breezewood and New Stanton exits, roughly an 86-mile stretch of roadway.

The crash remains under investigation.