Deadly crash leaves cars burning on Brooklyn Bridge

At least three cars caught fire after a deadly chain-reaction crash on the Brooklyn Bridge early Wednesday morning. The crash involved six cars in all.

Six people were hurt but are expected to survive while the driver of a Volkswagen died, according to the FDNY. Police identified the driver who was killed as Kristopher Hambas, 32, of Scarsdale, New York.

SkyFoxHD was over the scene about 7:20 a.m., just minutes after the accident.

The Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge was closed because of the burning vehicles. A short time later, the FDNY closed the Manhattan-bound side in order to fight the fire.

The bridge was reopened after more than an hour.

More than 125,000 people drive over the bridge on a daily basis. It is one of the main arteries between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Thousands of people also walk and bike the bridge on a daily basis.

The closure was causing major backups on both sides of the iconic span. New York City sent an emergency alert for drivers to avoid the area.