Three Die in Car Wreck

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Three people were killed and two others were seriously hurt in a crash early Saturday morning in Schuylkill County.

Police said the wreck happened at 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 81 north near Butler Township.

Investigators said the driver of the car Jocelyn Caron, 52, was with his wife, Mamon Simard and three other passengers, including Paul Leroy-Audy, his wife Danielle Joncas and their 17-year-old daughter when he fell asleep at the wheel.

The driver then lost control of the car that drove through a grass median and slammed against a concrete bridge support beneath Interstate 81.

Caron’s wife Mamon Simard,  Danielle Joncas, and the 17-year-old passenger died at the scene.

Caron and Leroy-Audy, survived, and were rushed to the hospital. They were listed in stable condition as of Saturday evening.

Police said all the victims were from Canada.