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1/26/07-ERIE, Pennsylvania

Pileup on interstate involves 50 vehicles

A tractor-trailer is overturned and others are strewn across both sides of Interstate 90 Thursday near Erie, Pennsylvania. A tractor-trailer is overturned and others are strewn across both sides of Interstate 90 Thursday near Erie, Pennsylvania.

 About 50 vehicles -- including an ambulance carrying patients -- piled up in a chain-reaction crash on a snowy interstate Thursday, killing one person, officials said.

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 90 near Lake Erie was closed for hours in both directions after the early-afternoon accident. Several people were slightly injured, authorities said.

Among the vehicles involved were several tractor-trailers and tank trucks.

Authorities were not releasing information on the death. It was unclear whether anyone in the ambulance was injured.

Erie was expected to get up to 6 inches of snow by Thursday night.

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