Seven Killed by Trailer in NY Crash

A runaway trailer carrying crushed vehicles struck a minivan in upstate New York, killing seven people. Four of the victims were young children.

The collision occurred early Wednesday evening in Truxton in Cortland County, New York, according to a CBS News report (

Another man was injured in the crash when the trailer reportedly disconnected from the rig and slammed into the van, ripping it apart.

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