By David Lindenmuth
FRACKVILLE - A chain reaction crash claimed two lives on Interstate 81 near Frackville on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash, which involved two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles, occurred around 2:30pm this afternoon.
Fire crews from across Schuylkill County were called to the scene, as a passenger vehicle involved caught fire, killing its occupants and injuring the driver of an involved tractor trailer, who was flown via Air Medical to a trauma center.
According to the Pottsville Republican-Herald, a northbound tractor-trailer ran into a passenger vehicle, pushing that vehicle into a pickup truck, and the pickup truck into a second tractor-trailer.
The interstate is closed at Exit 116 (Minersville) and is expected to remain closed for several hours.