Shocking footage is circulating on social media of a massive car crash Monday morning on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, after a crazy snow squall brought visibility for drivers down to near zero.
Local news CBS 21 News reports 50-60 cars and tractor-trailers crashed into each other on the two-lane stretch of highway near mile marker 116 on I-81 in Schuylkill County when visibility was cut to zero following quick bursts of heavy snow.
SNOW SQUALLS! Very dangerous, quick bursts of heavy snow. pic.twitter.com/91z0vsTR20— Tom Russell (@TOMRUSSELLCBS21) March 28, 2022
The incident was declared a mass casualty event at 1100 ET. Schuylkill County officials said three people were killed and about 20 others injured.
Videos posted on Twitter show horrifying scenes of the multi-vehicle crash unfolding.
A man at the 39-second mark escapes death.
UNBELIEVABLE video of a pileup in Schuylkill County as snow squalls brought visibility on Interstate 81 down to near zero. Video shot live by Mike Moye (Facebook) pic.twitter.com/q1BxgUYz2O— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) March 28, 2022
Major pileup after lake effect snow created whiteout on I-81 in Schuylkill County, PA… video credit: Sam Beagle. Many folks are in a snow squall warning today — take those seriously and avoid driving if you can — they move through quickly. See you on @ABCWorldNews with the COLD pic.twitter.com/nIs5L7Olow— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) March 28, 2022
UPDATE: People reported trapped inside cars in this 50+ vehicle pileup during snow squall in #Schuylkill Co. Injuries reported. Fires burning -- one large fire appears to involve trucks. @69News pic.twitter.com/EC8wr0EGR7— Rob Vaughn (@RobVaughnNews) March 28, 2022
Some of the scenes above look like they're from the American horror flick "Final Destination."