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.
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.
The minivan then careened into a third vehicle before rolling over and bursting into flames, state police said. Watch investigators examine wreckage »
The two adults in the third vehicle were being treated for minor injuries, police said.