One person killed after 3 car crash on westbound Thruway near Weedsport

Traffic backed up on the Thruway westbound at exit 41.

At least one person is dead and others are injured after a 3-car crash on the Thruway, which has forced the westbound lanes between exits 40 and 41 to be closed.

Troopers were called to the scene just after 10am Thursday. A Lifeflight chopper air-lifted the injured people to Upstate.

Investigators are currently reconstructing the crash for the investigation.

The crash has blocked all westbound lanes, and traffic already on the road is being diverted off at exit 40 and exit 39, where they can get back on the Thruway at exit 41 in Waterloo.

The State DOT is warning drivers to expect delays, and if possible, find alternate routes. There is no word yet on when the Thruway will be reopened.