ANTWERP, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - Police say a sixth person has died after a chain-reaction crash that started when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a vehicle in a work zone in northern New York.
Antwerp is located in Jefferson County, not far from Fort Drum, and about 90 miles north of Syracuse.
Trooper Jack Keller says five people killed at the scene were riding in an SUV that had stopped or was moving slowly Thursday morning because of road repaving.
He says the truck slammed into the back of one vehicle, causing collisions with a state Department of Transportation truck and the SUV, which burst into flames.
The woman driving the first vehicle hit by the truck was taken to a nearby hospital where she died later.
A transportation worker was also hospitalized. The tractor-trailer driver was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be tested for drugs and alcohol.