Gruesome 6-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-84 Indefinitely; 1 Dead, Multiple Injuries - NBC New York

Gruesome 6-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-84 Indefinitely; 1 Dead, Multiple Injuries

The westbound lanes in the area of the accident will be shut down indefinitely, authorities said



    Chopper Over Serious Accident on I-84

    Westbound lanes of Interate 84 in Orange County were shut down as authorities investigated a serious multi-vehicle crash Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The area around the accident site will be shut down to traffic indefinitely, authorities said

    • Two tractor-trailers and four vehicles were involved in the accident

    • One person died, two others were seriously hurt and a number of others were injured

    At least one person was killed and several others were hurt in a gruesome, six-vehicle crash that forced state police to shut down Interstate 84's westbound lanes Wednesday as they toiled through the mangled metal on the highway.

    Troopers said that two tractor-trailers and four vehicles crashed in the westbound lanes of the interstate near exit 5 in the Orange County town of Montgomery.

    Police say two patients were sent to hospitals via helicopter with serious injuries, and a number of other people are being treated. 

    Chopper 4 captured several cars and at least one tractor-trailer piled up in the westbound lanes of the highway. Dozens of firefighters crowded around the roadway, and one badly mangled car is covered by a tarp.

    Troopers said the lanes would be closed indefinitely. 

    The crash site is a few miles east of a multiple-vehicle crash that shut down I-84's westbound lanes for four hours Monday.

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