ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880/1010 WINS) — A New Jersey Turnpike spokesman said all lanes have reopened following a multivehicle crash that killed one person and shut down southbound lanes of the turnpike’s outer roadway near Newark Liberty International Airport for more than six hours on Wednesday.
Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando said it may take several hours longer for traffic to return to normal. He said the crash backed up traffic for about 12 miles.
The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday just south of Interchange 13A.
Two tractor-trailers, a dump truck, a box truck, a pickup truck and three cars were involved. Orlando said the driver of the pickup truck was killed. The victim’s name has not been released.
State police are investigating.
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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has the following detour advice, “A SUGGESTED ALTERNATE IS TO TAKE I-80 WESTBOUND, TO I-287 SOUTH BACK TO INTERCHANGE 10 OF THE NJ TURNPIKE.”