One person has died after a multivehicle crash that involved between 15 and 25 vehicles, according to the State Police.
In addition, one other person was seriously injured in the multivehicle pileup, said Trooper Michael P. Cassella, a public information officer with the New York State Police.
AMR Western New York transported seven victims from the accident to area hospitals. Five were taken to Erie County Medical Center and two were transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. None was critically injured, according to Tom Maxian, regional director of AMR Western New York.
All lanes of the eastbound mainline Thruway near Depew are still closed.
The eastbound lanes on Interstate-90 are blocked between the Depew and Pembroke exits, according to the state Thruway Authority. Eastbound traffic is being diverted at exit 50. Westbound traffic has been reopened.