3 killed, 6 injured in weekend crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike, police say

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Authorities say three people, including a 14-year-old, were fatally injured in a two-car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the weekend.

State police say the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-76 near Tredyffrin Township just after 11 a.m. last Sunday.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities revealed Wednesday the identities of a driver and two passengers who were killed when a 2006 Nissan Armada collided with a 2009 Volkswagen coup.

Police say seven people were inside the Armada during the crash. 24-year-old Gabrielle Ashford, 24-year-old Santana Ashford, and an unnamed 14-year-old boy were killed. An 8-year-old girl also sustained serious injuries. Three other passengers - ages 53, 18 and 11 - were treated for minor injuries.

A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman inside the Volkswagen sustained minor injuries, according to police.

The accident and subsequent investigation caused the stretch of I-76 to be closed for six hours.


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