1 dead, at least 30 hurt in traffic NY pileup

Police say one person has died and 32 people were injured in a massive traffic pileup that left dozens of vehicles littered across the main freeway on New York's Long Island.

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. today, leaving cars and trucks strewn across the Long Island Expressway in Shirley.

Aerial shots from News12 Long Island show at least one tractor-trailer and several cars apparently damaged by fire.

Authorities say two of the people hurt have serious injuries.

The highway was closed between Exits 65 and 69.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the chaos, on an isolated stretch of road on the rural part of eastern Long Island.