6-car crash on I-84 in Maybrook injures 1 person

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A multi-car pileup Monday involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 84 in Maybrook left one person injured and snarled traffic for hours.



State police say the truck driver told them his brakes failed.



"I felt this bash from the back of my car, and then my car sort of went up in the air," says Nancy Gibson, whose Subaru was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler. "I sort of said goodbye to my life."



The ensuing chain reaction involved at least six vehicles. Rescuers had to free one driver with the Jaws of Life.



Police say just one person was injured, but the crash also caused a traffic nightmare as the westbound interstate was closed for hours. I-84 has since reopened.


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