WHARTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - An early morning crash in Fayette County on Labor Day Weekend has left two people dead and multiple people in critical condition in local hospitals.
It all happened shortly before dawn on Sunday morning. Multiple emergency units responded to a two-car crash along Route 40 in Farmington, just down the hill from the popular Nemacolin Resort. The two cars carrying a total of nine people were completely totaled.
"Turned out to be five patients in one vehicle, four people in another," said Richard Adobato, the Chief of Fayette County EMS. "We ended up having seven ambulances there, a paramedic supervisor there, a total of five helicopters."
In all, one person died at the scene, and one person died at the hospital. Everyone else who was transported by helicopter to local hospitals is currently listed in critical condition.
While Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation, and it is not known exactly what led to the crash, what is known is that both cars were carrying non-English-speaking people from out of the country, and translation at the scene with first responders was difficult.
However, Chief Adobato said that he is very proud of his crew and all the first responders who came to help.
"Everybody is working overtime," he said. "I am very proud of my people. They did a yeoman's job. They did absolutely outstanding with what they were dealt with this morning, and under normal circumstances, I'm sure we would've had more fatalities than what we had today."
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