At least 1 dead, several hurt in multi-vehicle crash in I-84 in Montgomery

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
1 dead, several hurt in Orange County crash
Joe Torres has the latest on a deadly multi-vehicle accident in Montgomery, Orange County.

MONTGOMERY, New York (WABC) -- At least one person is dead and several others are hurt after a multi-vehicle crash in Orange County Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-84 near exit 5 in Montgomery.

Authorities say two tractor trailers and four cars were involved, and that two patients were airlifted to an area hospital.

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The exact number of injured is unknown, but police have confirmed at least one fatality. Another victim had to be extracted from one of the vehicles.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, but it is believed that speed was a factor as one of the trucks entered a construction zone where the lanes narrowed from four to two. The impact pushed two vehicles underneath the second tractor-trailer.

All lanes have since reopened to traffic.

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.