Update: 3 people dead, 46 injured in Interstate 78 pileup in Lebanon County

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BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State Police say 46 people were injured in a deadly crash on Interstate 78 in Lebanon County on Saturday morning. The victims were transported to seven different local hospitals.  Multiple people died at the scene.

State Trooper Justin Summa said over 50 vehicles were involved in the crash.

"It was weather related. It was due to drifting snow and reduced visibility due to the snow," he said.

"It got to the point you couldn't see anything," said Ken Morris, who was driving when the crash happened.

He and his son were heading to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg.
"I tried hitting the breaks, nothing ; just skidded right into the back of a tractor trailer," he said.
He and his son were okay. They and 68 other people went to a shelter set-up by the Red Cross at the Jonestown Perseverance Fire Company. There people were able to get a blanket, warm food and drinks. Everyone who had gone to the shelter, has found somewhere else to go.

Lebanon County EMA says this is one of the worst crashes in the last 19 years.

"This is one of the most severe we have seen on the Interstate. Certainly, involving this many vehicles,involving fatalities. It's up there, if not the worst, certainly it is one of the worst," said Jamie Wolgemuth, LEMA PIO.

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