A three-vehicle crash, Tuesday afternoon on the southbound Thruway in the Town of Newburgh is believed to have claimed one life.
The accident occurred minutes before 3 p.m. at at 59.8, near where Route 17K goes over the Thruway. Orange Lake and Winona Lake firefighters responded to the scene, along with an Orange County HazMat team.
Initial reports indicated it involved a 53-foot-long tractor-trailer and two other trucks, resulting in a fuel spill.
The accident is under investigation .