Multivehicle crash closes stretch of the Turnpike in eastern Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 19, 2017 8:08 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Slocum

(Bensalem) -- An eight-mile stretch of the westbound lane of the Turnpike in eastern Pennsylvania has been shuttered after a crash involving three tractor-trailers and another vehicle that left at least two people hurt.

State Police say the crash that occurred around 5:45 a.m .today also caused more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel to spill down an embankment.

All lanes near milepost 351 -- between the Bensalem and Willow Grove interchanges -- were shut so the spill could be cleaned up and the accident investigated.

Troopers eventually allowed traffic stuck behind the wreck to go through the scene but the roadway remained closed at the Benslaem Interchange.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Details on the injured people were not immediately available.

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