Crash of Make-A-Wish truck convoy in Pa. hurts 5

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Posted: May 01, 2011 11:42 PM
Crash of Make-A-Wish truck convoy in Pa. hurts 5

Four trucks in a massive convoy benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation have crashed in a chain reaction on a Pennsylvania highway, injuring several people.

State police say the 149-vehicle convoy stopped for an unknown reason on Sunday afternoon in Tyrone Township in Adams County. They say a Snyder's of Hanover bakery delivery vehicle hit the back of a box truck, triggering the chain reaction crash. The box truck rear-ended a 10-wheel vehicle, which rear-ended another vehicle.

Harrisburg-based state police say occupants of the delivery vehicle were thrown through the front windshield onto the highway and were run over. They say at least one was trapped underneath the vehicle and was rescued by firefighters.

Five people were injured in the Route 15 crash, some seriously.

Some lanes of the highway were closed while authorities investigated.