Rural upstate NY road reopens after crash kills 7

Associated Press

TRUXTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have reopened the rural central New York road where seven people were killed when their minivan was hit by a trailer that broke away from a truck.

A dispatcher with the Cortland County Sheriff's Office says Route 13 in the town of Truxton reopened around 1:20 a.m. Thursday, more than seven hours after the collision.

Officials say the trailer was loaded with crushed cars when it disconnected from the rig and slammed into the van, ripping it apart. Police say seven people, including children, were killed and an eighth was injured. No names have been released.

The injured person is at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. The survivor's condition wasn't immediately available Thursday.

The accident occurred on a rural stretch of the two-lane road about 25 miles south of Syracuse.