Helicopters called to the scene: Three seriously injured in Perry County Crash
Three people were seriously injured in a crash that closed US-11/15 in Perry County in both directions this afternoon.
Two adults and a child were airlifted from the scene with major injuries, according to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Megan Ammerman. The highway is expected to remain closed for an extended period of time, she said.
PSP news releases did not provide a time for the crash; but it appears to have happened sometime between 3 and 4 this afternoon.
A tractor-trailer rig and an SUV carrying two adults and two children were involved in the crash in the area of Cherry Road in Buffalo Township. The tractor-trailer wound up in a creek after the impact.
One of the adults and a child were thrown from the SUV, Ammerman said.
Hazmat authorities were called to the scene to clean up powered milk and fuel which were reportedly leaking into Hunters Run; the creek where the rig came to final rest after the crash.
Ammerman said she has no information on possible injuries to the tractor-trailer driver. There was no mention of the severity of injuries to the second child in the van either.
The northbound lanes of the highway are closed at US-22. Southbound lanes are closed at Hunters Valley Road (PA-34). They are expected to remain closed well into the night.
An update to this story will be posted when additional information is available. Police did ot provide names of the injured.