Rockland Journal NewsRAMAPO – Two people were killed Friday when a northbound truck apparently crossed into oncoming traffic on the New York State Thruway in Ramapo, triggering a crash that involved two other trucks and a car.
Police have closed all southbound lanes, diverting traffic off the highway at Exit 15 in Mahwah, New Jersey. One northbound lane is closed.
Extensive delays are being reported. Police do not have an estimate on when the roadway will be opened.
The crash, which occurred just before 10 a.m. Friday, involved one tractor-trailer, two box trucks, and one additional vehicle, state police said. They did not specify which of the trucks triggered the collisionOne person, a passenger in one of the trucks, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was cut out of the truck and taken in extremely critical condition to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, where he was pronounced dead.
A blue tarp covered the cab of one of the trucks, which appeared to have been carrying mattresses.