Two Penn State Altoona students died Sunday night in a car collision on I-76 while traveling home for Thanksgiving break, Pennsylvania State Police at King of Prussia said. Thomas Fromal, 19, of Glenolden, and Thu Hoang, 19, of Philadelphia, were traveling eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike toward Philadelphia when Fromal lost control of the vehicle at about 7:07 p.m., police said. Police said the vehicle then hit a concrete median, flipped over and landed partially in the right lane.
It is believed that Fromal and Hoang survived the accident and were attempting to get out of the vehicle when two other vehicles traveling in the right lane struck Fromal’s vehicle, police said.
Police said there were no witnesses to the initial accident, and it is not known why Fromal lost control of the vehicle. Police said alcohol was not involved in the incident.
Fromal, a division of undergraduate studies student, and Hoang, a business adminstration student, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Chester County Coroner’s office.