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Trailer Hits Minivan: 4 Children, 3 Adults Killed

1:08 PM, May 30, 2013   |    comments
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Truxton, NY -- Authorities in upstate New York have identified the seven people killed when their van collided with a runaway trailer carrying crushed cars.   

The accident Wednesday night claimed the lives of 26-year-old Teresa Bush and her two daughters, 4-year-old Alexis and 5-year-old Jasmine. Also killed were 21-year-old Lena Beckwith, 24-year-old Carino Vanorden, 7-year-old Alyssa Mead and 4-year-old Tyler Mead. 

Shawn Mead, the father of the two Mead children, was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was in good condition.   

Police say the accident happened when a trailer hauling junked cars in Truxton separated from the truck that was pulling it and smashed into the van. Truxton is about 25 miles south of Syracuse.   

Two people in the truck were uninjured.   

The investigation is continuing.

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