Five tractor trailers, two cars involved in fatal crash

Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 09, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-04 09:57:25-05

State police say one person has been killed and others injured in a multi-vehicle crash on an icy upstate New York highway.

Troopers say westbound Route 17 was shut down for several hours after the accident at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday between exits 107 and 109. That's just outside the Sullivan County village of Monticello.

They say the pileup involved five tractor-trailers and two cars that lost control as they traveled down an icy stretch of the highway. The roads were glazed from freezing rain as a nor'easter moved into the region.

Police say five people were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't life-threatening. One of the drivers died at the scene.

The names of the victims won't be released until relatives are notified.