Several vehicles were damaged when the tractor-trailer transporting them veered off Interstate 81 in Broome County and rolled onto its side.

The crash happened around 12:40 p.m. Thursday about seven miles north of Binghamton in the town of Chenango. The scene was a short distance south of the Castle Creek exit.

A New York State Police troop car at an Interstate 81 crash scene in Broome County on April 18, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A New York State Police troop car at an Interstate 81 crash scene in Broome County on April 18, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The rig was hauling cars, along with at least one minivan and one pickup truck.

The truck driver was not hurt in the crash. It was not clear what caused the southbound tractor-trailer to go off the left side of I-81, skidding into the median before rolling over.

Workers from Als Garage examining vehicles that were damaged in a crash near Castle Creek. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Workers from Al's Garage examining vehicles that were damaged in a crash on I-81 near Castle Creek. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Traffic around the crash scene backed up as the left lane of the highway was shut down as crews from Al's Garage of Binghamton began the arduous task of removing the damaged vehicles from the carrier.

The vehicles bore wholesale stickers indicating they were from Maguire dealerships in Syracuse. They apparently were being transported to an auction site.

VIDEO: Emergency crews on I-81 near Castle Creek after a tractor-trailer crash on April 18, 2024.

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