A New York family lost five members in a tragic accident with a tractor-trailer during a snowstorm.

All of the women were driving on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m. on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania.

New York Family Killed In Pennsylvania


Most were in a minivan that lost control on the snow-covered interstate in northeast Pennsylvania and hit a median barrier.

After the crash, four women exited the minivan in Scott Township. A relative from a different vehicle, who witnessed the crash, pulled over to try and help.

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All five stood outside their vehicles when a tractor-trailer came barreling down the highway.


New York Family Killed In Pennsylvania By Tractor-Trailer

All five were then hit and killed by the tractor-trailer that was heading north on the interstate, a Lackawanna County Coroner confirmed to ABC.

All five were from the same New York family.

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Names Identified, All From Upstate New York

The deceased was identified as 42-year-old Harvist Zebari, of Endwell, New York; Fatma Ahmed, 71, of Binghamton, New York; 56-year-old Shahzinaz Mizouri of Vestal, New York, 19-year-old Aleen Ameen and 43-year-old Bervian Zebara, both from Johnson City, New York, according to WNEP.


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A sixth person, 22-year-old Parjan Ameen of Johnson City, New York suffered moderate injuries while the unnamed tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries.

Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate.

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