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Pennsylvania man on trial in upstate New York for 2012 chain-reaction crash that killed 6


ANTWERP, New York — Jury selection has begun for the trial of Pennsylvania truck driver who was charged with causing a chain-reaction crash on a northern New York highway that killed six people two years ago.

The proceeding is underway Monday in Antwerp Town Court in Jefferson County for 46-year-old James A. Mills Jr. of Myerstown, Pennsylvania.

Mills was charged with reckless driving for the July 2012 crash on Route 11 in the town of Antwerp.

Police say Mills' truck plowed into a vehicle that had stopped in a construction zone near Fort Drum, setting off a chain-reaction accident. Five people in one vehicle were killed, including a woman and her two daughters, the woman's mother-in-law and the daughters' friend.

A woman in another vehicle also died.

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