Coroner called to multi- vehicle accident along Interstate 78 in Lebanon County

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BETHEL TOWNSHIP- Emergency crews are responding to a multi vehicle accident along Interstate 78 westbound  in Lebanon County.

Lebanon County 911 confirmed the coroner has been called to the scene with 3 people confirmed dead.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m.  involving more than 20 cars with more than 15 people trapped in  Bethel Township, Lebanon County.

The roadway is being shut down near mile marker 8, in the area of Fredericksburg along Route 22.

Traffic is also reportedly at a standstill along the eastbound lanes due to helicopters landing in the area, officials said.

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