Coroner IDs 6 killed in lethal I-81 pileup

FOSTER TWP., Pa. – These killed in a large pileup on Interstate 81 final month embrace two folks from Carlisle, and a number of other from out of state, authorities mentioned Thursday.

The Schuylkill County coroner and state police launched the names of the six individuals who died within the crash throughout a snow squall on March 28. They have been recognized by DNA, the coroner mentioned.

These killed have been:

– Terri Stull, 56, and Douglas Teeter, 57; of Lexington, Massachusetts

– Rita Matos, 40, and Edward Ramos, 43; of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

– William Douglas, 69, of Pine Grove, West Virginia

– Domingo Diaz, 66, of Brooklyn, New York

The coroner had mentioned DNA samples have been wanted to establish the victims as they have been all burned past recognition.

Two dozen folks have been injured within the crash involving 39 industrial automobiles and 41 passenger automobiles, state police mentioned.

A number of automobiles caught hearth.

There was an lively snow squall within the space on the time, creating sudden, blizzard-like circumstances.

Emergency crews labored for practically two days to clear the scene and reopen the freeway. One lane stays closed to site visitors nearly a month later, as PennDOT will mill the highway and repave it.

First responders have been honored Tuesday by Schuylkill County leaders and lawmakers from across the state.

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