UPDATE: Two injured in six vehicle pile up on the Thruway Tuesday night

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***UPDATE 11/17/2021 1:52 p.m. — State Police has released the names and cause of the accident that closed two eastbound lanes on I-90 Tuesday night.

Rahim Muhammad, 26, of Arizona, was driving a 2020 Chevy van while towing a U-Haul trailer when he rear-ended a 2017 Chevy Silverado towing a camper, Police say. The van then collided with the guardrail. Lisa Wink, 53, of British Columbia, Canada, who was driving the Silverado, lost control before coming to rest in the in the road. That is when police say a 2007 Honda CRV driven by Hani Hassan, 57, of Cicero, hit the Silverado. Finally, a 2016 International Harvester tractor trailer driven by David Kaplun, 72, of Victor, was unable to avoid the accident and hit the camper.

Police say in a press release, Muhammad was flown to Upstate Hospital for serious non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, Wink was take via ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

No other injuries were reported at the scene, according to police and an investigation is still ongoing.

(WSYR-TV) — At least five cars and a tractor trailer were involved in a serious crash on the Thruway in Oneida County, according to police. 

Both eastbound lanes were closed by Exit 33 to Verona, but one has since reopened, New York State Police say. 

Our sister station WUTR reports one injured person was flown to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. Others who were injured were taken to area hospitals by ambulance. 

Police have not released a cause for the crash nor the extent of the injuries but stay with NewsChannel 9 for detaills. 

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