Three people killed after tractor-trailer and SUV collide on Route 17 in Orange County

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Police say three people are dead after a tractor-trailer and an SUV collided on Route 17 in Blooming Grove in Orange County Friday.

State police believe the tractor-trailer may have jack-knifed and crossed the median striking the SUV. Authorities say the three people declared dead at the scene were all occupants of the SUV. Police closed down a portion of Route 17 between exits 127 and 129 in both directions backing up traffic for miles. Drivers were diverted to local roads.

State police say the accident scene is being treated as a crime scene as they try to figure out exactly what happened.

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