1 dead, 12 injured in I-287 van crash

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A Washington state resident is dead and another 12 people were injured after the van they were riding in crashed on I-287 this morning.

State troopers say the van was packed with day laborers on their way to work from Connecticut when it lost control, flipped over and struck a tree on the westbound side of the interstate near exit 8.

A 22-year-old passenger died at the scene and the others were taken to local hospitals with broken bones, cuts and bruises.

Investigators believe a combination of wet roadways, speed and worn-down tires contributed to the crash, but the cause remains under investigation.

Van crash snarls morning commute on I-287

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