Reports: 1 dead, 17 injured in crash outside Pennsylvania bar


BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — One person has died and 17 others were injured after a vehicle hit a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar on Saturday for an event to raise money for the victims of a fire that killed 10 people earlier this month, authorities said.

WNEP-TV said the accident happened outside the bar at the Berwick Poison Control Department around 6:15 p.m. He said police and emergency medical personnel were at the scene to s take care of several wounded.

Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement that a suspect is in custody pending criminal charges.

The bar was hosting a fundraiser for those affected by a fire on August 5 that killed seven adults and three children in the nearby town of Nescopeck, the station reported.

The circumstances surrounding Saturday night’s crash were not immediately clear, including whether there was a connection to the Nescopeck fire or the fundraising effort.

The first funerals for the victims of the fire took place on Friday, with others scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Authorities said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

The Associated Press


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