2 Killed in Deadly I-476 Crash in Delaware County

Multiple accidents have occurred across Delaware County Sunday morning, including a deadly crash on Interstate 476.

Thomas Brennan of Lansdale, Pennsylvania and Jason Anderson of Dover, Delaware were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on I-476 near Marple Road in Marple Township, police said.

A tractor trailer was traveling southbound on I-476 and lost control due to ice on the roads. The tractor trailer then jackknifed and became disabled in the left lane, blocking all lanes of travel.

Several vehicles were unable to avoid the tractor trailer in time. A man driving a Nissan Altima crashed into the trailer, suffering a head injury. Brennan and Anderson also drove under the trailer, becoming lodged underneath the vehicle.

Brennan and Anderson were pronounced dead at the scene. Four other drivers also suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

"You just don't know what's going to happen in the next minute of your life," said Rich Hermann, Brennan's neighbor. "We're flabbergasted." 

Hermann told NBC10 Brennan was heading to the airport for a business trip at the time of the crash.

"Tom was fairly outgoing," Hermann said. "When Tom walked into the room, you knew Tom was in the room." 

Jason Anderson had a wife and son. He was driving back to his home in Dover, Delaware at the time of the crash, according to his friend Tim Caputo.

Photo: Jason Anderson, Credit: Tim Caputo

In all, 11 vehicles were involved in the crash. Officials have not yet revealed the condition of the driver of the Nissan Altima. They continue to investigate the accident.

The fatal pileup is one of many accidents that happened across Delaware County Sunday as icy roads caused dangerous conditions for drivers. Authorities announced drivers should stay off the roads as the slippery conditions remain.

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