3 Canadians killed in eastern Pa. crash

ASHLAND, Pa. - August 4, 2012

Police in Schuylkill County say the vehicle was heading north on Interstate 81 in Butler Township when it left the road about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police at the Frackville barracks say the vehicle then went about 300 feet along the grass median, struck a dirt embankment, and flew 100 feet before running into the concrete bridge support beneath the interstate.

Authorities say 57-year-old Mamon Simard, 54-year-old Danielle Joncas and a 17-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene. None was wearing a seat belt. The 52-year-old driver and a 60-year-old passenger were treated for broken bones.

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