1 dead in 7-vehicle crash on New York State Thruway north of Woodbury

Multi-vehicle crash kills 1, injures 6 (2/26/14)

WOODBURY - A multi-vehicle crash on the New York State Thruway resulted in the death of one person and injured six others.

Police say four passenger cars, two trucks and a New York State Thruway plow truck were all involved in the accident on the northbound side of I-87 just north of Woodbury tolls at around 10:45 a.m.

The six injured were taken by ambulance to local hospitals with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

For three hours, all northbound lanes were blocked off on I-87 near mile marker 40. The highway was fully reopened just after 3 p.m.

Investigators say it is unclear what caused the accident.

For extended Chopper 12 footage over the crash, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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