SOUTH OZONE PARK (WABC) -- One person was killed when an SUV carrying seven children to school triggered a chain-reaction crash in Queens Tuesday morning.
The accident happened at South Conduit Avenue and 130th Street in South Ozone Park just before 7:30 a.m.
Authorities say the westbound GMC Envoy SUV collided with a southbound Chrysler, forcing that car in front of a box truck that was also southbound.
A 53-year-old passenger in the Chrysler, identified as Carmen Gonzalez, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 30-year-old driver is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.
The driver of GMC, a 53-year-old woman, was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition, while seven children between the ages of 7 and 12 were taken to Elmhurst and Jamaica hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
The box truck driver was treated at the scene.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
The SUV was taking the children to P.S. 124, which is near the crash scene.
The NYPD's Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
SUV carrying kids to school sparks fatal crash in Queens