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Police: 8 killed in highway crash outside New York

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  • Police: Four children, four adults killed in crash 30 miles north of New York
  • Three other people, including one child, being treated for injuries
  • Police: Wreck involved three vehicles, including one going the wrong direction
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- A three-vehicle crash north of New York killed eight people, including four children, state police said on Sunday.

One of the vehicles in the three-vehicle wreck was heading the wrong direction, police said.

One of the vehicles in the three-vehicle wreck was heading the wrong direction, police said.

A fifth child is being treated for injuries suffered in the crash near Pleasantville, about 30 miles north of New York. Police initially reported no survivors.

The crash happened when a minivan carrying the five children and one adult was heading the wrong way on a northbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway, police said. It crashed head-on into an SUV carrying three adults.

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The minivan then careened into a third vehicle before rolling over and bursting into flames, state police said. Video Watch investigators examine wreckage »

The two adults in the third vehicle were being treated for minor injuries, police said.

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