UPPER MACUNGIE, P.A., (CBS) — Authorities say at least five people died on Wednesday night when a tractor trailer collided with a car in Upper Macungie, Lehigh County.
The accident happened on Route 222 near Route 100.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
Investigators say the car crossed the median into the path of the tractor trailer. Authorities say both vehicles caught fire following impact.
Officials announced on Thursday that the passengers in the car were eight coworkers. Only the driver occupied the tractor trailer and he suffered minor injuries.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Approves Disaster Declaration For Delaware
Authorities identified two of the victims as Rosa Lajara-Marine, 59, Mercedes Silvestre Castillo, 34.
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The road was shut down for about eight hours following the accident.