Fiery Pennsylvania crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
When a person dies, it can be very difficult for friends and family members to cope. When a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence, it can be devastating. A wrongful death often occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and leaves survivors of the deceased feeling lost and overwhelmed.
In a recent Pennsylvania accident, one woman was severely burned and died in a four-car crash. The car accident occurred last week on Route 89 in Erie County.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the woman who died was slowing down as she approached a stopped vehicle in her minivan around 3:20 p.m. last Wednesday. A water tanker was traveling behind her and failed to stop in time. The truck jackknifed and rear-ended the woman’s vehicle.
That crash caused a chain reaction, and the minivan was pushed forward into the car that had stopped in front of it. A fourth vehicle that was driving behind the water tanker also failed to stop and collided with the truck.
As a result of the collision, the woman’s minivan burst into flames. She died in the crash. According to the county coroner, the 35-year-old woman was unrecognizable due to severe burns she sustained in the crash.
Two individuals who were in the car that the minivan hit were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the water tanker and the driver of the fourth car did not sustain any injuries.
Police say they are still investigating the car accident. Fog may have contributed to the accident. It is unclear at this time if charges will be filed.
While it is not clear at this time if this crash was the direct result of one driver’s negligence, wrongful deaths are often caused by negligent drivers. It is very important that all Pennsylvania drivers avoid distractions at all times to help keep the roads a safer place to be.