Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident Mars Thanksgiving Weekend

Two people were killed in an accident Saturday that involved a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles in Strabane Township, Washington County.

According to an article on WTAE.com, the accident occurred Saturday morning on Interstate 70 near Interstate 79 when the tractor-trailer driver lost control of the rig. It went over the median, flipped over, and skidded into traffic that was travelling in the opposite direction. The two victims were in a red car that was crushed under the rig.

Another vehicle was unable to stop in time and slammed into the roof of the overturned tractor-trailer. There were four people inside that vehicle, including two children. One of the adults and one child suffered serious injuries.

Investigators said that they do not believe the snow and wet weather played a role in the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was arrested on two counts of vehicular homicide.

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