Five women from New York state -- all from the same family -- were hit and killed by a tractor trailer after exiting their cars on a snow-covered interstate in northeast Pennsylvania, according to the local coroner.
Some of the victims were in a minivan heading north on Interstate 81 when, at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, the car lost control and collided with a median barrier in Scott Township, according to Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland.
Following the collision, the women got out of the minivan, Rowland said. A relative in a different car also pulled over and got out, Rowland said.
All five women were then struck and killed by a tractor trailer that was heading north on the interstate, Rowland said.
The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating.
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