An Interstate Pileup in Pennsylvania
CNN is reporting (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/25/pennsylvania.pileup.ap/index.html)
a 50-vehicle, chain-reaction accident occured near Erie, Penn. Thursday.
Officials said that one person was killed, and several people were slightly injured.
Several tractors-trailers and tanker trucks, and also an ambulance that was carrying patients, were involved in the pile up.
The accident occured during a snow storm on Interstate 90.
The Interstate was blocked off in both directions for several hours.
CNN says that authorities have not released any information on the death.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PA_ERIE_CRASHES_PAOL-?SITE=PAGRE&SECTION=NATIONAL&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-01-25-23-41-46)
a hazardous materials crew was dispatched to the scene, but none of the tanker trucks were damaged or turned over.
The CNN articles addresses the essential facts and puts them into a crisp, concise article. The lead emphasizes the "what" and begins with "About 50 vehicles", which is an attention grabber. It saves the "where" for later. In contrast, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article puts the "where" into the lead and also delves into more specifics, especially the "when", in the later paragraphs. The Tribune article also goes further into detail, quoting a hospital spokeswoman.