Multiple people have been injured in a vehicle incident in Berwick, Pennsylvania. A suspect is reportedly in custody.
According to WNEP, the incident took place at a day-long event benefitting the family of the victims of a deadly house fire last week that killed 10 people, including three children.
A crash at a business in Berwick has injured multiple people who were gathered to benefit the family of the Nescopeck fire victims. https://t.co/jjAhBYmU2b
— WNEP (@WNEP) August 13, 2022
Online police reports said a car drove into the crowd at the benefit then continued to another scene where a woman was beaten with a hammer.
Multiple ambulances and helicopters have been requested.
Firefighters responded to the deadly fire last week just before 3 a.m. on August 5. Three adults escaped the blaze, but 10 people, ranging in age from 5 to 79, were found dead in side, according to CNN.
State police identified the victims as Dale Baker, 19; Star Baker, 22; David Daubert Sr., 79; Brian Daubert, 42; Shannon Daubert, 45; Laura Daubert, 47; and Marian Slusser, 54. The three children killed were identified as two boys, ages 5 and 6, and a girl, age 7.
A volunteer firefighter who responded to the blaze, Howard Baker, told 6ABC that the victims included his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, three grandchildren, and two other relatives. Baker said his children and the young victims were visiting their aunt and uncle.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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