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One person has died and many more are recovering from an accident on the Schuylkill highway early Saturday morning.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-76 in the Township of Lower Merion.
Pemberton, Burlington County woman charged with homicide by vehicle & more being walked out of @PAStatePolice barracks today after being charged with DUI driving death of firefighter Tom Royds who was among 3 firefighters&trooper hit on shoulder of Schuylkill @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/xNRaG4aDq8
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 24, 2021
Pennsylvania State Police were available to investigate an earlier incident in which a motorist crashed at the crash scene.
According to authorities, three firefighters were injured and taken to local hospitals. I am currently in the operating room.
Firefighters died in incident
One of the firefighters later died of his injuries and was pronounced dead from cardiac arrest. He was later identified as Tom Royds.
A soldier was also injured and taken to hospital, but he is expected to be fine.
Jacquelyn Walker, the driver of the vehicle that caused the fatal crash, has been charged with street murder and other related charges. Walker was also charged with drunk driving.
Based on the initial incident, two men were charged with impaired driving.