1 person killed in Northern State crash

State police confirmed one person died in a crash on the Northern State Parkway Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred on the eastbound side between Vets Highway and New Highway on the border of Commack and Hauppauge during the morning rush. State police say five people were in the vehicle when the driver hit a tree. Three people were tossed through the rear window. Two are in critical condition.

The eastbound lanes of the Northern State were closed for hours but reopened around 1 p.m.

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