Deadly, multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill

January 23, 2009 7:47:37 AM PST
A crash involving a tractor trailer and a number of other vehicles has shut down Interstate 76, the Schuylkill Expressway, in the eastbound direction.It happened in the area of the Conshohocken curve.

State police say at least on person is dead, and another has been airlifted to Temple Hospital.

The view from Chopper 6 HD shows a damaged tractor trailer and at least two other heavily damaged vehicles.

Investigators say the rig was travelling at a high rate of speed, and could not stop in time when it came upon stop-and-go traffic just after the Conshohocken curve.

The highway is expected to be closed for a number of hours for the investigation and cleanup.

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