WOODBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police are continuing to investigate a deadly wreck involving several vehicles that shut down the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway in Orange County for several hours on Wednesday.
The accident, which involved a Thruway Authority plow truck, a tractor-trailer and four cars, happened around 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 87 at exit 16 in Woodbury, police said.
One person was killed in the wreck. Police have identified the victim as 53-year-old Mark Becker of Hillsdale, N.J.
Six other people were injured.
The crash blocked all northbound lanes, but one was reopened around 4 p.m. and all previous detours had been removed.
All northbound lanes reopened just before 5 p.m., the Thruway Authority announced.
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