Three Quebecers killed in Pennsylvania road accident
The two survivors were treated at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville Pennsylvania.
Published Saturday, August 4, 2012 2:56PM EDT
Three Quebecers are dead following an early morning road accident in eastern Pennsylvania Saturday morning.
The accident occurred when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck another vehicle on the Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County at around 2 a.m.
Driver Manon Simard, 57, Danielle Joncas, 57 and her 17-year-old daughter were killed in the collision, according to the website of the Reading Eagle newspaper.
It is not yet known where in Quebec the three lived.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled 100 metres on the median, striking the embankment before traveling a distance of thirty meters and crashing on a ramp Highbridge Park Road, located under the freeway.
The three were not wearing their seat belts.
Two other people in the car, Jocelyn Caron, 52, and Paul LeRoy-Audy, 60, were transported to Geisinger Hospital in Danville. They were treated for fractured bones.