NEW GARDEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Three people were killed after a multi-passenger van overturned in a single-vehicle crash on Route 1 southbound, near the Newark Road Exit, in New Garden Township, Chester County on Wednesday afternoon. Eight others were injured in the crash, some of them critically.
Eleven people were in the van at the time it overturned. At least two people were ejected from the van.
Officials say the van went through a road sign and rolled.
Three people are dead as a result of the crash. The eight surviving victims were rushed to Jennersville Hospital, Christiana Hospital and Crozer Chester Medical Center. Several people are in critical condition.
Crews used a crane to pull the crashed van back onto the roadway.
In a statement sent to CBS3, Herr’s said the van may have contained employees of a temp service used by the snack company.
“It is our understanding at this time, although we have few details at this point, that this vehicle may have contained employees of a temp service we used. We have no other information at this time. They were not full-time employees of Herr’s, and this is all we know at this point,” a Herr’s spokesperson said.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks is investigating the crash.
Route 1 southbound between Route 82 and the Toughkenamon exit reopened around 7:30 p.m.
There is still no word on what caused the crash. There is no word on if rainy conditions played a factor.
Pennsylvania State Police say they may hold a press conference Thursday after they notify the victims’ families.
CBS3’s Kimberly Davis contributed to this report.