Sunday, September 19, 2021

Multiple Transported After Bus Crash Along Interstate 81 near Hegins

As of 6:30pm, Sunday, the Southbound Exit along Interstate 81 at Hegins in Schuylkill County is closed due to a bus crash.

Around 2:30pm, Sunday, the bus from "Premium Limousine" crashed into a wooded area just off of the off-ramp in Frailey Township. 

Multiple EMS and Rescue units were called to assist with incident that involved dozens of people that were injured.  Several of the victims were also flown to area hospitals.

There were no fatalities that we were made aware of.

The exit and Route 25 in the area remains closed as of this posting and the State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was at the scene investigating.

UPDATE:  According to Tremont Fire Personnel on the scene, 32 people from the bus and one firefighter was transported with injuries.  EMS units from Schuylkill, Lebanon, Northumberland, and Dauphin responded to the scene.

The Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville reported that the driver of the bus, a 37 year old from Lancaster, lost control of the bus for unknown reasons.

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