State police say five people have been killed in a chain-reaction crash that started when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a vehicle in a work zone in northern New York.
Trooper Jack Keller says all five were riding in an SUV that had stopped or was moving slowly early Thursday because of road repaving on Route 11 in the Jefferson County town of Antwerp. He says the truck slammed into the back of 1 vehicle, causing collisions with a state transportation department truck and the SUV, which burst into flames.
Keller says a woman and a transportation department worker are in critical condition. He says the tractor-trailer driver was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be tested for drugs and alcohol.
The crash happened near Fort Drum, 85 miles northeast of Syracuse
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