A nighttime accident on a Pennsylvania interstate highway north of Pittsburgh claimed the lives of three people Wednesday, including the son of a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary and a 23-year-old woman from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

According to a preliminary report from the Pennsylvania State Police, Rabbi Schneur Zalman Liberow of Brooklyn was driving a minivan eastbound on I-80 just past the Clintonville Exit in Venango County when a Honda SUV and a tractor-trailer both lost control and crossed over the median from the westbound lanes.

The truck struck Liberow’s vehicle on the driver’s side before rolling over onto the SUV, killing the driver too.

Liberow sustained major injuries and was transported to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His wife, Chana Liberow, and three of their children sustained minor injuries and were released from the hospital. The couple’s son, 10-year-old Avrohom Dovid Liberow, perished in the crash, along with Pesha Leah Azoulay, a staff member of the OK Kosher certification service.

Liberow, who is listed in critical condition, and his passengers were reportedly travelling back to New York from a wedding in Michigan.

The Associated Press reported that emergency personnel suspected weather as a factor in the accident, which left the eastbound lanes of I-80 closed for several hours. Winter weather advisories issued by the National Weather Service remained in effect Thursday morning and warned about the possibilities of freezing drizzle and black ice on area roads.

People are urged to pray for the speedy recovery of Schneur Zalman ben Dabrusha.