Multiple fatalities reported in early morning Calcium crash

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CALCIUM, N.Y. (WWNY) - Authorities say there were multiple adult victims in a one-car fatal accident near Calcium early Tuesday morning.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies didn’t say how many people died and won’t release identities until family members are notified.

The accident happened on Route 11 before 4 a.m.

Deputies say speed was likely a factor when the southbound sedan went off the east side of the highway, struck several trees, came apart, and became mangled in the trees.

Route 11 was closed for several hours Tuesday morning. It reopened shortly after 9:30 a.m.

What's described as a serious accident closed part of Route 11 north of Watertown early Tuesday morning.
What's described as a serious accident closed part of Route 11 north of Watertown early Tuesday morning. (Source: WWNY)

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