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The Latest: Police ID victim in fiery Brooklyn Bridge crash

Police and fire officials investigate the scene of a fiery crash involving three vehicles on the Brooklyn Bridge, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. Fire Department officials said six people were injured, and one person was killed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fiery crash on the Brooklyn Bridge (all times local):

7:05 p.m.

A fiery chain reaction pile-up on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City has killed one person and injured several others.

The crash occurred at around 7 a.m. Wednesday on the Brooklyn-bound side of the East River bridge.

Police say it began when a pickup rear-ended a Volkswagen and another vehicle, causing the Volkswagen to rear-end an SUV which then struck another SUV.

The driver of the Volkswagen was killed. He was identified as Kristopher Hambas, of Scarsdale, New York. The other victims had only minor injuries.

The entire bridge was closed to traffic for about an hour.

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10 a.m.

Fire officials say a three-vehicle fiery crash has killed one person on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

The Fire Department of New York said six other people suffered minor injuries.

The crash occurred at around 7 a.m. Wednesday on the Brooklyn-bound side of the East River bridge.

The entire bridge was closed to traffic for about an hour. Major traffic tie-ups continued to spill onto surrounding roads as it was reopened, beginning with the Manhattan-bound lanes.

Bright orange-red flames engulfed the vehicles and black smoke billowed high into the air.

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