MAHWAH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The northbound lanes of Interstate 287 were reopened some 10 hours after a deadly accident in Mahwah.
Three people were killed and others injured after a multi-vehicle crash, on Tuesday.READ MORE: NYPD: Officer Shot 3 Times In Brooklyn, Suspect Shot By Police; Both Hospitalized
The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on the northbound side of Interstate 287 near exit 66.
New Jersey State Police said a tractor-trailer struck the back of a disabled cement truck that was on the right shoulder. Police said three men standing outside the cement truck were hit and killed.
According to Mahwah police, those killed were the driver of the disabled cement truck and a repair crew that showed up to fix it.READ MORE: New York City Begins Offering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12-15 After CDC Approval
The repair crew was parked in front of the cement truck, and while they were pulled over the rig plowed into them, police said.
The tractor-trailer then hit the barrier as well as another vehicle, police said.