At least three passengers were killed in a collision late Sunday night between a charter bus and a vehicle on Interstate 81 in Dauphin County in southeast Pennsylvania, state police said, adding that “multiple” others sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical.

According to police, the bus was carrying 45-50 passengers when it flipped on its side and came to rest on the right berm.

There was a heavy downpour at the time of the crash, police said.

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Charter bus on side of I-81 in Dauphin County, Pa. after deadly collision with passenger vehicle very late on August 6, 2023.

Pennsylvania State Police


The injured from both the bus and other vehicle were brought to Hershey Medical Center, police said. The injuries to those in the other vehicle were thought to be moderate.

There was no initial word on which bus company was involved or the departure point and destination of the bus.

The Chambers Hill Fire Department was opening up as a reunification center for passengers. The Red Cross was to be there as well.

Dauphin County is home to the state capital, Harrisburg, and Hershey Park.

Patrick Torphy contributed reporting.