A devastating two-car crash in Wharton Township, Pennsylvania early Sunday morning has left two people dead and multiple others critically injured.
The collision occurred just before dawn along Route 40 in Farmington, near the popular Nemacolin Resort. According to emergency responders, two vehicles carrying a total of 9 occupants were completely wrecked in the crash.
Emergency crews arriving on scene found a dire situation, with victims scattered between the two mangled vehicles. In total, seven ambulances, a paramedic supervisor and five medical helicopters were dispatched to the crash site.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the hospital. The remaining passengers were airlifted to local hospitals in critical condition.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the cause of the catastrophic accident. Early reports indicate that language barriers made communication difficult, as the victims were non-English speaking foreigners.
Despite the challenges, Fayette County EMS Chief Richard Adobato commended first responders for their outstanding efforts coordinating a mass casualty response. He added that under normal circumstances, more lives may have been lost in such a devastating crash.
While the circumstances surrounding Sunday’s tragedy are still under review, the damage left two dead and many fighting for their lives in area hospitals. Pennsylvania State Police continue probing the early morning wreck as families mourn the loss of loved ones.
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