Semi Trailer Hits MiniVan in Upstate N-Y; Seven Dead

 TRUXTON, N.Y. (AP) _ Authorities say the seven people killed in upstate New
York when their minivan was hit by a trailer include four young children and
three adults in their early 20s.
Cortland County Coroner Whitney Meeker tells The Associated Press Thursday
morning that all seven victims, including four children under 10, were local
 They were killed and a man was injured when their van was hit by a trailer that
broke away from a truck on Route 13 around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the rural town of
Truxton, about 25 miles south of Syracuse.
 Meeker says the children were from two different families, including one from
     Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names.
 Officials say the trailer was loaded with crushed cars when it disconnected and
slammed into the van.