Back-to-back crashes involving 8 vehicles close stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike

Back-to-back crashes close stretch of Pa. Turnpike
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed and experiencing major delays after back-to-back crashes Wednesday afternoon in Lancaster County.

The first crash occurred at mile 291.6, west of the Morgantown exit 298, around 12:40 p.m. A tractor-trailer carrying plywood overturned.

The second crash happened in the backlog of the first, just 10 minutes later and about a mile apart. The second crash involved seven vehicles, including another tractor-trailer, a car carrier and five passenger cars.

At least nine people were taken to area hospitals via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The turnpike is temporarily closed westbound from the Morgantown to Reading interchanges.