A multi-vehicle crash on I-84 in Orange county left one person dead and several others injured.
State police say the crash happened around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday near Exit 5 in the town of Montgomery, 60 miles north of New York City.
Police say the crash involved two tractor-trailers and four other vehicles. Both westbound lanes, which were shut down for several hours, reopened Wednesday evening.
4 vehicles (2016 White Hyundai Sante Fe, 2016 Freightliner Tractor Trailer, 2014 Mitsibushi Outlander, 2003 Sprinter Van towing a small utility trailer) were stopped in traffic in the left lane near mile marker 28. The right lane of Interstate 84 was closed due to an upcoming construction zone.
Occupants of the Mitsibushi and Sprinter Van were trapped inside the mangled vehicles and had to be extracted out. The passenger of the Sprinter Van, identified as Christopher Marks, 43, of Chester, N.Y. was pronounced at the scene by Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office. The injured were taken to area hospitals (Orange Regional Medical Center, St Lukes in Newburgh and Cornwall Campuses) including several that were flown to Westchester County by Medivac.
The crash happened just a few miles east of where a multiple-vehicle crash shut down I-84's westbound lanes for four hours Monday.