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I-80 wreck sends 11 people to hospital

EAST SIDE BOROUGH, Pa. - Eleven people were hospitalized following a four-vehicle wreck on I-80 in Carbon County.

The wreck happened around 4:45 p.m. March 30 on I-80 West near mile marker 273 in East Side Borough.

State Police say a chain reaction was set off when a vehicle lost control, struck a guard rail and was crashed into from behind by another vehicle. A third vehicle tried to avoid the wreck, but crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned. A fourth vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier while trying to avoid the other three,

In total, 11 people were sent to the hospital, including two young children.

Police did not indicate the severity of the injuries.

Police also did not say if they were planning on filing any charges.


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